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BOLGI, Andrea (1605 - 1656), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BOLGI, Andrea (1605 - 1656), Sculptor

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1605 or 1606, in Carrara; died 1656, in Naples, of the plague.


Andrea Bolgi studied under Pietro Tacca and under Bernini. He assisted the latter from 1636, collaborating on a number of projects, including the Mausoleum of Countess Matilda of Tuscany (1633-1637) in St Peter's in Rome. He also sculpted a monumental St Helena for one of the four piers of

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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