Cornacchini, Agostino (1683-1740)

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Agostino Cornacchini, Italian sculptor, was born in Pescia in 1683 and died in Rome in 1740. He was a student of the Florentine artists G.B.Foggini, and in 1712 transferred in Rome where realized, among other, the statue Sant'Elia (1727) and equestrian monument of Carlo Magno (1720-1725), both in St Peter's. Cornacchini worked as well in Orvieto (Arcangeli Michele e Gabriele in Duomo, 1729), in Pistoia, Ancona and Torino (Basilica di Superga, circa 1730).

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