Baratta, Francesco (1590/1600-1656)
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Francesco Baratta, Italian sculptor, was born in Monte Marcello or Massa between 1590 and 1600, and died in 1665 in Rome. He worked in the studio of Bernini, under who's direction executed numerous works of art: Estasi di San Francesco for the altar of the Cappella Raimondi in the church of San Pietro in Montorio (1642-1646); decoration of the nave and chapels of St Peter's; allegoric figure of Rio della Plata for the fountain dei Fiumi.
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