Italian sculptor who was one of Bernini s chief collaborators for about thirty years; he worked first for Algardi,
but by 1647 he was working for Bernini, like Ferrata.
He made the Danube for the fountain in Piazza Navona (1650-51) and worked on many other of Bernini s great undertakings. On his own he made the Santa Cecilia
in Sant Agnese (166-67), the Baptism in San Giovanni dei Fiorentini (c. 1665) and the huge stucco decoration accompanying Baciccio
s painting in the Gesù.
(The stucco figures are so brilliantly combined with the painted decoration that from the ground it is not always possible to tell which is which.)
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