Bartolomeo Bono (Bergamasco)
architect and sculptor; d. March 15, 1529.
August 20, 1492, he was appointed Proto al' Ufficio del Sale. As such he must have been concerned in many public buildings erected in Venice about that time. The earliest work attributed to him is the great chapel or tribuna and two lateral chapels of the church of S. Rooco, built around 1495. In 1510 he built the upper part of the campanile in the Piazza San Marco. He began the Scuola di S. Rocco in 1516, and had charge of the work there until June 3, 1524. He laid the foundation and built the hall in the lower story. He began the Procuratie Vecchie which was continued by J. Sansovino. He was succeeded in his office of proto by Jacopo Sansovino at the same salery, 80 ducats a year. All the buildings mentioned are in Venice.
Antonio da San Gallo (I) (Giamberti)
b. 1455; d. December 27, 1534; architect, engineer, and woodcarver.
Antonio Giamberti, brother of Giuliano da San Gallo, began life as a woodworker. He went to Rome about 1492, and was employed by Alexander VI (Pope 1492-1503) to remodel the Castel Sant' Angelo, and build the gallery connecting it with the Vatican. He appears in the records as murator. About 1496 he was appointed Capomaestro of all the works of the Signoria of Florence, Italy, including the improvement of the Palazzo Vecchio and the fortresses of Firenzuola and Poggio Imperiale. He enjoyed a large practice as military engineer until about 1518, when he seems to have settled at Montepulciano, where he built the Cervini, Tarugi, and Bellarmini palaces and the important church of the Madonna di S. Biagio. The palace of the cardinal, Del Monte (Palazzo Communale), and the Loggia del Mercato, at Monte San Savino, are attributed to Antonio. He built also the nave of the church of the Annunziata at Arezzo. (See San Gallo, Giuliano da.)