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Agostino Cornacchini
Agostino Cornacchini
(August 27, 1686 – 1754) was an Italian sculptor and painter of the Rococo
Rococo
period, active mainly in Rome. He was born in Pescia
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
Orvieto Cathedral
and in the Basilica of Superga in Turin. Sources[edit]

St Peter's Basilica statue

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 4867933 LCCN: nr2002033456 ISNI: 0000 0000 7870 0147 GND: 129704458 ULAN: 500003434 RKD: 18365

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