Della Valle, Filippo (1697-1768)

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Filippo Della Valle, Italian sculptor, was born in Florence in 1697 and died in Rome in 1768. His teachers were G.B.Foggini in Florence and C.Rusconi in Rome. In 1725 he won a contest of the Academy of St Luke together with P.Bracci, and worked with him for the Trevi Fountain, where realized the allegories Health and Abundance. Among his other works should be noticed: the statue of Moderation (Cappella Corsini, St John Lateran, 1734), the sculptures of the monument of Innocent XII (St Peter's, 1746), and Annunciation (Chiesa di S.Ignazio, 1750).

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