Brandani, Frederico an Italian sculptor, a native of Urbino, was a celebrated modeller of statuary in clay; he also made beautiful vases and other vessels of the same materials. One of his vases was ornamented with a group of the Nativity of St. Joseph. He was much patronized by the princes and nobles of the land. He died in 1575. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.