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Monumento a Gattamelata

Piazza del Santo, 35100, Padua, Italy
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in sum & parts exceptional - an equestrian jewel

Fine workmanship, synthesis, detail. expression, poise depicting a mercenary. The patina and the... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
Bardangas
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Athens
Lovely equestrian statue by Donatello

Erasmo da Narni, a Renaissance mercenary is the subject of this magnificent equestrian statue... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Gabriel H
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Piazza del Santo, 35100, Padua, Italy
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Fine workmanship, synthesis, detail. expression, poise depicting a mercenary. The patina and the birds touching and go add to it. However it is strictly in positional geometry stretching the observer's angle of elevation that is it is placed very high. Fine relief work at the...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Erasmo da Narni, a Renaissance mercenary is the subject of this magnificent equestrian statue, standing just to the side of the entrance to the St. Anthony Basilica in Piazza del Santo. It was completed in 1453. It is considered one of Donatello's masterpieces.

Thank Gabriel H
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This majestic equestrian statue stands to the left of the entrance to the Basilica of St. Anthony. It honors Erasmo of Narni, a condottiero in the service of Venice in the XV century. The work is by Donatello, and despite being an early work, it...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

This is just a large beautiful statue near saint Anthony's Basilica that you pass by on the way to church.

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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Standing next to the imposing Basilica of Saint Anthony ,the statue is likely to be missed if you are unaware of its presence. A big statue on a high pedestal in which the sculptured features are life like.

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Reviewed May 12, 2017

Known as the first life sized equestrian statue that was cast in bronze in over a thousand years, this Renaissance era sculpture stands on guard outside of the church. The subject was a general from Venice, Gattamelata.

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Reviewed March 26, 2017

This equestrian statue of Gattamelata is located in square of Saint'Antonio near basilica. The sculpture was a masterpiece of Donatello from 15th centuary. Gattamelata was italian condottiero Erasmo de Narni, who's tomb is in the basilica.

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Placed at the entrance of the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padova, is one of the first sculptures of the artist.

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Reviewed December 4, 2016

A beautiful bronze monument like most monuments in Italy, full of history, well maintained. It was built by the famous artist Donatello on a request by the Venetian General Gattamellata 's widow. The honour of having your statue riding a horse (Equestrian Monument) was given...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

it is difficult to see much detail because it is so high, but this bronze by Donatello is worth seeing especially if you are into his art, and know who Gattamellata actually was.

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