Alexander Noelle, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow, The Frick Collection
Bertoldo di Giovanni was a student of Donatello, a teacher of Michelangelo, and a favorite of Lorenzo de’ Medici. The sculptor’s unique position at the heart of the Florentine aesthetic and political landscape is the subject of the Frick’s current exhibition, the first to focus on the artist. This lecture explores the creativity and ingenuity for which Bertoldo is celebrated, demonstrated specifically by his Shield Bearer, which Henry Clay Frick acquired in 1916. This lecture is funded by Dino and Raffaello Tomasso.