(fl c. 1536–50; d Hainaut, Belgium, 1553). Italian sculptor, also active in France and the southern Netherlands. Vasari mentioned in passing a Luca Lancia of Naples who was a disciple of Jacopo Sansovino (1486–1570): he could be the son of Bernardo di Luca Lancia, a Carrarese sculptor active in Naples around the beginning of the 16th century. A Luca is also documented as having worked for Sansovino on the first marble tribune and its bronze reliefs for S Marco, Venice, in 1536–7; he also helped Tommaso Lombardo to block out for Sansovino the marble Virgin and Child with Angels (Venice, Doge's Pal.)
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.