Sculptor Jacopo della Quercia died 20 October 1438 in Siena. Seen today as the most significant Italian sculptor working outside of Florence, Jacopo made numerous public and private monuments in his hometown as well as in Bologna, Lucca, and Ferrara. One of the competitors in the 1401 contest to make a new set of bronze doors for the Florentine Baptistery (won by Lorenzo Ghiberti), Jacopo is counted among the trailblazers who brought new attention to classicism in Italian sculpture.
Reference: Elinor M. Richter. “Jacopo della Quercia.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T043135>.
Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, 1406-13, marble, Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca
Zacharias in the Temple, Baptistry Font, 1428-30, gilt bronze relief, Baptistry, Siena
Main Portal, 1425-39, marble, San Petronio, Bologna
Rhea Sylvia, 1414-19, marble, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
Study for the Fonte Gaia, 1409, pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on vellum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1949 (49.141)