Agostino Cornacchini (August 27, 1686 – 1754) was an Italian
sculptor and painter of the
Rococo period, active mainly in Rome.
He was born in
Pescia and died in Rome. In 1712, Cornacchini
established himself in the household of his uncle, Cardinal Carlo
Agostino Fabbroni, who until 1720 provided Cornacchini with a studio,
lodgings and an income. His masterpiece is the equestrian statue of
Charlemagne at the base of the Scala Regia on the entrance to the
Vatican Palace, which sits opposite Bernini's equestrian Constantine.
His works can also be found in
Orvieto Cathedral and in the Basilica
of Superga in Turin.
St Peter's Basilica statue
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