Saint Mark (Donatello)
Donatello’s Saint Mark (1411–1413) is a marble statue that stands approximately seven feet and nine inches high and is displayed in the museum of the Orsanmichele church, Florence. It originally was displayed in an exterior niche of the church, where a copy now stands.
Donatello was commissioned by the linen weavers’ guild to complete three pieces for the project. St. Mark was the first of his contributions. The niche itself was not of Donatello’s hand, but created most probably by two stone carvers named Perfetto di Giovanni and Albizzo di Pietro.
Saint Mark (Donatello) is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported .