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ID: 500115352
 
Record Type: Person
Cellini, Benvenuto (Florentine sculptor, goldsmith and author, 1500-1571)

Note: Cellini was one of the best-known and influential Italian Mannerist artists of the 16th century. He worked in Rome for several popes, in France for Francis I, and in Florence for Cosimo I de'Medici. Among his most famous works are the elaborate gold figural salt made for Francis I (now in Vienna) and the bronze statue of Perseus (in Florence, Loggia dei Lanzi). His famous and colorful autobiography (written ca. 1558, but only published in 1728) is generally considered to be an important work of Italian literature, although not entirely factual. Italian Mannerist artist.

Names:
Cellini, Benvenuto (preferred,V,index)
Benvenuto Cellini (V,display)
Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini Fiorentino (V)
Bénvénuto Célini, Florentin (U)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Florentine

Roles:
artist (preferred)
sculptor
goldsmith
silversmith
draftsman
author
medalist
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
Died:  Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
active:   Firenze province (Tuscany, Italy) (province)
active:   Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice was ....  Galeotti, Pietro Paolo  
..........................  (Italian medalist, goldsmith, and sculptor, 1520-1584) [500093587]
child of ....  Cellini, Giovanni  
..............  (Florentine master carpenter, 1451-1528) [500115361]
patron was ....  Francis I, King of France  
..................  (French king and collector, 1494-1547) [500122500]
patron was ....  Salviati family  
..................  (Italian patrons, active 16th-early 17th centuries) [500325402]
student of ....  Brandini, Michelangelo de'  
..................  (Florentine goldsmith, 1459-1528) [500115363]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Cellini, Benvenuto (I)

Biographies:
(Florentine sculptor, goldsmith and author, 1500-1571) ..... [VP Preferred]
(Italian artist, 1500-1571) ..... [PROV]
(Italian artist, 1500-1571) ..... [WCP]
(Italian, 1500-1571) ..... [JPGM]
(Italian sculptor and goldsmith, 1500-1571) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Goldsmith, sculptor, draughtsman, 1501-1555) ..... [CENSUS]
(Italian sculptor, goldsmith, author, 1500-1571) ..... [BHA]
(Italian goldsmith, 1500-1571) ..... [Grove Art]
(Italian artist, 1500-1571) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian artist, 1500-1571) ..... [WL-Courtauld]

Sources and Contributors:
Bénvénuto Célini, Florentin ........ [PROV]
.......................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Benvenuto Cellini ........ [CENSUS, VP]
....................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
Benvenuto di Maestro Giovanni Cellini Fiorentino ........ [VP]
.............................................................................................  Cellini, La vita, i tratti, i discorsi (1967) title page
Cellini, Benvenuto ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CENSUS Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, JPGM Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
......................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
......................................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
......................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 98
......................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
......................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
......................................  Witt Library, Authority files

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CENSUS, GRLPSC, Grove Art, JPGM, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  AKL
....................  Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976)
....................  Cellini, La vita, i tratti, i discorsi (1967) title page
....................  Dizionario biografico degli Italiani (1960)
....................  Encyclopedia of World Art (1959-1987)
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 98
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986)
....................  ULAN500115352
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) Accessed 06/17/2002.
.......... ULAN500115352
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