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DELLA PORTA, Giacomo (1532 - 1602), Architect, sculptor, Churches, villas

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199773787
DELLA PORTA, Giacomo (1532 - 1602), Architect, sculptor, Churches, villas

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1532, in Porlezza (Lombardy); died 3 September 1602, in Rome.

Architect, sculptor. Churches, villas, fountains.

Although Giacomo della Porta is first noted as a sculptor in 1559, he worked primarily as an architect in Rome throughout his career and likely trained with Guidetto Guidetti. His early commissions include the portal of the Vigna Grimani (1560–1561) and a number

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