Bartolommeo Bellano (Vellano)
architect, sculptor, and goldsmith; b. about 1437; d. after 1491.
The principal pupil of Donatello in Padua. The monuments of Antonio Roselli (d. 1466), and Raffaele Folgoso in the church of S. Antonio at Padua (il Santo) are attributed to him. His will, dated September 7, 1479, states that in that year he was sent to Constantinople with the painter, Gentile Bellini, by the Venetian Senate, at the invitation of the Sultan Mahomet II. In 1491 he began the monument of Pietro Roccabonella in the church of S. Francesco at Padua, finished by Andrea Briosco.