I068 16th C.Jacopo Sansovino 40 7/8 x 35 1/4 x 9″

I068 16th C.Jacopo Sansovino 40 7/8 x 35 1/4 x 9″

 

SANSOVINO

The Sansovino style frame originated in mid-16th Century Venice in Veneto and is most often characterized by volutes and scrolls that resemble the curl of parchment. The term ‘Sansovino frame’ is actually a misnomer – the design is not typical of the sculptor and architect Jacopo Sansovino and is more likely the product of his most talented follower Alessandro Vittoria. The three-dimensional, robust form of ornament is likely derived from the stucco ornament for which Vittoria is noted. Other typical features in evidence on this fine example dated 1580-90 include architectural fragments, cherubs, festoons and swags.