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Meanwhile, Donatello had also become a major sculptor in bronze.

Donatello had been commissioned to do not only the statue but the niche and its framework.

Patrons often found him hard to deal with in a day when artists’ working conditions were regulated by guild rules.

Donatello seemingly demanded a measure of artistic freedom.

The niche is the earliest to display Michelozzo, a sculptor and architect with whom he entered into a limited partnership a year or two later, may have assisted him.

In the partnership, Donatello contributed only the sculptural centre for the fine bronze effigy on the tomb of the schismatic antipope John XXIII in the Baptistery; the relief of the on the Brancacci tomb in Sant’Angelo a Nilo, Naples; and the balustrade reliefs of dancing angels on the outdoor pulpit of the Prato Cathedral (1433–38).

The inscriptions and signatures on his works are among the earliest examples of the revival of Classical Roman lettering.

He had a more detailed and wide-ranging knowledge of ancient sculpture than any other artist of his day.

Although he knew a number of humanists well, the artist was not a cultured intellectual.