Pace Gagini

(fl. 1493—1521)

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(fl 1493–1521),

Italian sculptor and mason, and member of an Italian family of sculptors, masons and architects active in Genoa from the 15th century. From 1506 he collaborated with his uncle Antonio della Porta (fl 1489–1519), a member of another dynasty of sculptors, stone-masons and architects, on a number of commissions for France, including a fountain (dismantled 1759) for the château of Gaillon, near Rouen, which is recorded in a drawing (c. 1575; London, BM) and engraving by Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau the elder, and the tomb of Raoul de Lannoy and Jeanne de Poix in the parish church of Folleville, Picardy, on which the recumbent effigy of Raoul de Lannoy, the French Governor of Genoa, bears Pace's signature. The tomb relief of mourning putti, attributable to Pace alone, shows a classical influence. A statuette of the Virgin and Child, which both della Porta and Pace signed, is in the parish church of Ruisseauville, Pas-de-Calais.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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