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date: 21 October 2019

Dolcebuono, Giovanni [Gian] Giacomolocked

(fl Milan, 1465; d Aug 1504).
  • Charles R. Morscheck jr


(fl Milan, 1465; d Aug 1504).

Italian sculptor and architect. In 1465 he witnessed a document at the offices of the Fabbrica (Cathedral Works) of Milan Cathedral together with Francesco Solari and Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Dolcebuono’s lifelong associate. All three were living in the parish of S Martini in Compedo, the neighbourhood of the Solari family of sculptors and architects, which suggests that Amadeo and Dolcebuono may have been trained by them. Dolcebuono’s association with the Solari is confirmed by a document of 1467, in which Guiniforte Solari, then architect to the Fabbrica, and Giovanni Solari, Guiniforte’s father and formerly an architect to the Fabbrica, hired Dolcebuono as a journeyman labourer for two years. By 1479 he was a member of the Scuola dei Quattro Coronati, the society of stonecutters at the Fabbrica. In 1472 he was paid for measuring for and designing the altar of St Joseph at the respectable rate of ten soldi per day. Documents of ...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]