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Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528)

Artist associated with 6 portraits
Torrigiano was a Florentine sculptor and painter who became the first proponent of the Italian Renaissance style in England. He was a student, along with Michelangelo, of Bertoldo di Giovanni at the Academy of Lorenzo de' Medici. Torrigiano left Florence and worked in Rome, Bologna, Siena, and Antwerp before making his reputation in England. His best-known works, the tombs in Westminster Abbey for King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, are full-length reclining figures cast in gilt bronze.

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Elizabeth of York

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1512-1518)
NPG 291


King Henry VII

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1512-1519)
NPG 290


Lady Margaret Beaufort

after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, (circa 1514)
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 356


John Yonge

after Pietro Torrigiano
plaster cast from head of monument, (circa 1516)
NPG 1585


John Colet

by Pietro Torrigiano
plaster cast of bust, circa 1518
NPG 4823


Sir Thomas Lovell

after Pietro Torrigiano
plaster cast of relief, (circa 1518)
NPG 1565

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