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Sansovino

[san-soh-vee-noh; Italian sahn-saw-vee-naw] /ˌsæn soʊˈvi noʊ; Italian ˌsɑn sɔˈvi nɔ/
noun
1.
Andrea
[ahn-dre-ah] /ɑnˈdrɛ ɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Andrea Contucci) 1460–1529, Italian sculptor and architect.
2.
his pupil, Jacopo
[yah-kaw-paw] /ˈyɑ kɔ pɔ/ (Show IPA),
(Jacopo Tatti) 1486–1570, Italian sculptor and architect.
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  • On either side of the choir are three reliefs in bronze by Sansovino.

    Venice and its Story Thomas Okey
  • Nothing of this sort is finer than the monuments by Sansovino, erected in Sta.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
  • Scamozzi, labouring at Venice on works that Sansovino left unfinished, caught the genial spirit of the old Venetian style.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • I have spelt the name Sansovino, when applied to Jacopo Tatti, in accordance with time-honoured usage.

    Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3 John Addington Symonds
  • Sansovino returned, but was driven away, robbed of all his possessions in the sack of Rome, under the Constable de Bourbon.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • The lower part follows Sansovino's beautiful work very closely.

    The Strand District Sir Walter Besant
  • Rogers quotes Navagiero to the same effect; and Sansovino is more explicit still.

  • This Chronicle is spoken of by Sansovino as “molto particolare e distinta.”

  • In 1545 Sansovino was sent by the Senate to bring away the marble columns to Venice.

    The Shores of the Adriatic F. Hamilton Jackson
  • Sansovino was responsible for the second, and Palladio completed what the other two had begun.

    Cathedral Cities of Italy William Wiehe Collins

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