Pietro Torrigiano

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Torrigiani, Pietro di Torrigiano d'Antonio (1472–1528). Italian sculptor. In 1510 he was working in England on the tomb of Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby (1443–1509), mother of King Henry VII (reigned 1485–1509), and in 1512 contracted to build the funerary monument of the King and Elizabeth of York (1465–1503) in the Lady Chapel (now Mortuary Chapel of Henry VII), Westminster Abbey, completed 1518. He also carried out various other works while in England, much of it portrait-sculpture. His importance lies in the fact that his work was the first mature Italian Renaissance design to be created and realized in England.

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