|Shield Bearer, 1470-80, Bertoldo di Giovanni|
|Statuette of Orpheus,|
1471, Bertoldo di Giovanni
|Hercules with the Apple |
of the Hesperides, 1470-75,
Bertoldo di Giovanni
Although Bertoldo was a better than average pupil, Donatello was in no danger of being eclipsed by his young assistant. That is not the case however with one of Bertoldo's pupil's. Bertoldo became the head of and primary teacher of the informal academy for painters and in particular for sculptors, which Lorenzo de' Medici had founded in his garden. At the same time, Bertoldo was also the custodian of the Roman antiquities there. Though Bertoldo was not a major sculptor, some of the most significant sculptors of their time attended this school, such as Baccio da Montelupo, Giovanni Francesco Rustici, Jacopo Sansovino, and most importantly, a young man named Michelangelo Buonarotti.
|Bertoldo di Giovanni|
|Battle with Hercules, 1478, Bertoldo Di Giovanni|
|Bellerophon and Pegasus, 1486, Bertoldo di Giovanni|
|Madonna of the Stairs, 1491, |
|Battle of the Centaurs, 1492, Michelangelo|
|Lorenzo de-Medici il Magnifico, |
Bertoldo di Giovanni.