Jacopo Sansovino, original name Jacopo Tatti, (baptized July 2, 1486, Florence [Italy]—died November 27, 1570, Venice), sculptor and architect who introduced the style of the High Renaissance* (1500-1525) into Venice.
In 1502 he entered the Florence workshop of the sculptor Andrea Sansovino, and, as a sign of admiration, adopted his master’s name. In 1505 he accompanied the Florentine architect Giuliano da Sangallo to Rome, studying ancient architecture and sculpture while employed by Pope Julius II in the restoration of ancient statues. Back in Florence he carved the statue St. James the Elder (1511–18; Santa Maria del Fiore) and the Bacchus (c. 1514).
From 1518 Jacopo wo
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