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SANMARTINO, Giuseppe (1720 - 1793), Sculptor, modeller

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
SANMARTINO, Giuseppe (1720 - 1793), Sculptor, modeller

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1720, in Naples; died 12 December 1793, in Naples.

Sculptor (including marble), modeller. Religious subjects. Nativity figures, groups.

Giuseppe Sanmartino was the brother of Gennaro Sanmartino and a pupil of F. (or Matteo) Bottiglieri. He was influenced by Bernini and is a typical exponent of 18th-century verism, specialising in nativity figures. His works can be found in the cathedral and

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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