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FONTANA, Annibale (<i>died</i> 1587), Sculptor, founder, medallist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FONTANA, Annibale (died 1587), Sculptor, founder, medallist

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Died 1587, in Milan.

Sculptor, founder, medallist.

Annibale Fontana was a burgher of Palermo in 1570. He began working as a sculptor on his return to Milan, where he executed all the decorative sculptures, bronze garlands and low reliefs on the façade of the church of S Maria presso S Celso. For the interior of the church he sculpted a marble statue of

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