Cosimo the Elder


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Noun1.Cosimo the Elder - Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)Cosimo the Elder - Italian financier and statesman and friend of the papal court (1389-1464)
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This tondo, where Cosimo is surrounded by his architects, engineers and sculptors, places itself in an ideal continuation of two previous paintings: Cosimo Pater Patriae circondato da letterati e artisti, located in the hall of Cosimo the Elder, and Lorenzo de' Medici fra filosofi e letterati, located in the hall of Lorenzo the Magnificent.
He was also known as Cosimo the Elder. Born in Rome, his power over the city stemmed from his wealth, which he used to control votes.
Acidini opens the volume by examining Alberti's influence on contemporary (Filippo Lippi) and later artists (Verrocchio and Leonardo); she suggests Alberti as the architect for Verrocchio's subterranean tomb-pilaster of Cosimo the Elder in San Lorenzo.