Colin Castille (Nicolas)
carpenter (maître menuisier).
December 30, 1507, he contracted to execute all the fine woodwork (menuiserie) of the château of Gaillon, near Rouen. Colin finished the doors of the cathedral of Rouen, Seine Inférieure, France, and in 1514 made a design for the central spire which was not executed. (See Becquet, Robert.) In 1518 he was called upon to build the organ loft (buffet d'orgues) at the church of S. Maclou at Rouen. The last payment for his work was made in 1521.
By indenture dated June 6, 1507, John Aylmer and William Vertue, freemasons, agreed to construct the vaulting of the choir of S. George's chapel, Windsor, England, before Christmas, 1508.
ironworker (serrurier), architect, and sculptor; b. 1463 (at Louvaiu, Belgium); d. 1530.
A brother of Quentin Matsys, the painter. He built the chapel of the Erpe family in the church of S. Pierre at Louvain. He began the tower of the church of S. Pierre in 1507, but did not complete it.
Jacopo or Giacomo Sansovino (Sansavino), (Jacopo Tatti)
sculptor and architect; b. July 2, 1486; d. November 27, 1570.
Jacopo was born at Caprese, near Florence. He attached himself to the sculptor Andrea Sansovino, from whom he received his name and artistic training. About 1507 he to Rome, where he met Bramante and entered the service of Julius II. Sansovino made a design for the façade of the church of S. Lorenzo (Florence), which was not executed (see Buonarroti). He designed the church of S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini in Rome, which was continued by Antonio (II) da San Gallo. The façade is by Alessandro Galilei. After the sack of Rome (1527) Sansovino went to Venice, where he remained the rest of his life. He had charge of the church, campanile, and Piazza di S. Marco, and the adjacent public buildings except the Doge's Palace. The Palazzo Cornaro della Ca' Grande appears to be one of his earliest Venetian buildings. In 1535 the Council of Ten (Venice) commissioned him to build the Zecca, in which he used a fireproof iron construction. Sansovino's greatest work is the library of S. Mark. He began the loggietta of the Campanile (Venice) about 1540. Sansovino built also in Venice the church of S. Francesco della Vigna in 1534, façade by Palladio, the church of S. Giorgio dei Greci about 1550, the church of S. Salvatore (restored), the church of S. Maria Mater Domini about 1540, and the façade of the Scuola di S. Giorgio dei Schiavoni about 1551. He made the monument of the Doge Francesco Venier (d. 1556), with the fine statues of Hope and Charity, in the church of S. Salvatore (Venice), and the monument of Livio Podocataro, archbishop of Cypress, in the church of S. Sebastiano (Venice). He built also the Palazzo Delfini, now Banca Nationale, and began the Procuratie Nuove continued by V. Scamozzi. December 18, 1545, the great vault of the Libreria fell. Sansovino was held responsible for the loss, imprisoned, and fined. He was restored to his position February 3, 1548. His most important works of sculpture at Venice are the statues of the loggietta, the colossal figures of Mars and Neptune which give its name to the Giant's Stairway at the Doge's Palace, the evangelists over the choir screen of S. Marco, and the famous bronze door of the sacristy of S. Marco (begun 1546, finished 1569). He made also a bas-relief for the church of S. Antonio at Padua. He was much assisted by Alessandro Vittoria.
Tiziano Vecelli (Titian)
painter; b. 1477; d. August 27, 1576.
A mural painter of great power. Titian.
1507.12.31 collapse of the tower of the cathedral of Bourges