Lorenzo Ghiberti

(1378—1455) Italian sculptor and goldsmith

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(c. 1378–1455).

Florentine goldsmith, he designed bronze doors for the Baptistery, Florence (1403–24 and 1424–32), and from 1420 was appointed supervisor (with Brunelleschi and Battista d'Antonio) for the building of the great dome at Florence Cathedral, a position he held until 1436. He claimed in his autobiographical Commentaries to have executed the dome with Brunelleschi and at the same salary.

Ghiberti (1947);Heydenreich (1996);Krautheimer et al. (1956)

Subjects: Art.

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