By Anne Leader

Andrea di Lazzaro Cavalcanti, called Il Buggiano, died on 21 February 1462 in Florence. Adopted by the sculptor-architect Filippo Brunelleschi, Buggiano trained at the cathedral works alongside his adoptive father in the 1420s, carving marble cornices and other architectural decoration. He also assisted Brunelleschi at the Old Sacristy of San Lorenzo, supplying that space’s carved altar and the tomb casket for Giovanni di Bicci de’Medici, father of Cosimo il Vecchio. After a short period in Naples in the company of Donatello and his associates, Buggiano continued to work on a variety of ecclesiastical commissions from institutions such as Santa Maria Novella and the Cathedral.

Reference: Francesco Quinterio. “Buggiano.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

Madonna and Child, circa 1435/40. Low relief of painted and gilded stucco

Pulpit, Santa Maria Novella, Florence

Tomb of Giovanni di Bicci de’Medici and Piccarda Bueri, San Lorenzo, Florence

Madonna and Child, Museo Bardini, Florence

Portrait of Filippo Brunelleschi, Duomo , Florence

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