(b ?Florence, c. 1430–?1440; d Poggio a
Caiano, nr Florence, 28 Dec 1491).
Italian sculptor and medallist. Throughout most of his career he was
a member of Lorenzo the Magnificent’s Florentine household and in
his old age was put in charge of the academy that met in the Medici
sculpture garden. Bertoldo’s work contributed to the antique
revival, and, in particular, he developed the genre of the bronze
statuette, of which six examples by him survive. He also produced
bronze reliefs and medals as well as working in other media. It is
very likely that he is identifiable with one Bertoldo di Giovanni di
Bertoldo, who was involved in a minor commercial transaction in
Hercules with the Apple of the Hesperides
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