Item 1 - Indenture: Petur Thoryson

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GB 1859 SJLM/7/2/1


Indenture: Petur Thoryson


  • 1511 (Creation)

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Pietro Torrigiano was a fifteenth-century Florentine sculptor who played an important role in introducing Renaissance art to England. In the account of his life given by Giorgio Vasari, Torrigiano was born in Florence in 1472 and studied art in Florence as a young man under the patronage of Lorenzo de’ Medici. He came to England c.1509 and in 1511, was commissioned to create the monument for the tomb of Lady Margaret Beaufort. He went on to receive appointments for a number of other royal works, including a commission to create a terracotta bust of King Henry VII and the monument and effigies of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York. The monument and effigies may still be seen in the Henry VII Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey and were completed c.1517. Torrigiano spent the later years of his life in Spain, especially at Seville. He died in 1528.

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Indenture between Richrd, Bishop of Winchester, John, Bishop of Rochester, Sir Charles Somerset, Lord Herberd, Chamberlain to the King [Henry VIII], Sir Thomas Lovlell, Sir Henry Marney, Sir John Saint John, Henry Hornby and Hugh Ashton, clerks, executors of the testament of the Lady Margaret and Petur Thoryson [Pietro Torrigiano] of Florence, graver (sic) concerning the tomb of the Lady Margaret.
Signed: per me piero torrigiani schultore fiorentino

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  • Printed in Eagle 18 (1895) pp.342-344

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  • Map cabinet: 27/FOLDER E