Circle of Gregorio di Lorenzo

The artist did not sign his finished work. In order to identify the artist, scholars closely examined this sculpture, looking for similar details in other artworks.

Based on their findings, experts attribute this sculpture to the School of Gregorio di Lorenzo. This means that the sculpture may be the work of Lorenzo himself in combination with students or assistants, or the work of another artist who studied or copied Lorenzo’s style.

Gregorio di Lorenzo (Italian, active ca. 1436—1504) studied in Florence with Desiderio da Settignano, the sculptor of the Medici’s original "Twelve Caesars" portrait series. Lorenzo himself became an independent master sculptor about 1455. His travels to other Italian and European courts contributed to the spread of Florentine sculptural influences.