Pontelli, Baccio

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Pontelli, Baccio (1450–94/5). Florentine architect, sculptor, and engineer celebrated for his impressive fortifications, e.g. those at Ostia, with massive machicolations (1483–6). He worked on the Ducal Palace at Urbino with F. di Giorgio Martini and Laurana from 1479, and settled in Rome c.1481, where he may have designed (or influenced the design of) San Pietro in Montorio (1481–94) and the Palazzo della Cancellaria (1480s). The enormous body of work attributed to him by Vasari seems to be spurious.

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