Caffa, Melchiorre (1635-c1667)

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Melchiorre Caffa', Italian sculptor, was born in Malta in 1635 and died in Rome in c1667. Notwithstanding the short carrier he was one of the main characters of the second Roman Baroque. Caffa' was a pupil and collaborator of E.Ferrata, and was influenced a lot by Baciccia and Bernini: Ecstasy of St Catherine of Siena (Rome, Chiesa di S.Caterina a Magnanapoli); San Tommaso di Villanova distributing the alms (Rome, Chiesa di S.Agostino), high altar (Chiesa di S.Maria in Campitelli, Rome).

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