Mascherino, Ottaviano (1524-1606)

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Ottavio or Ottaviano Mascherino, Italian architect and painter, was born in Bologna in 1524 and died in Rome in 1606. Being the architect of Gregory XIII since 1578, he created numerous projects for the churches of Rome: facade of Santa Maria Transpontina (1581-1587); reconstruction of San Salvatore in Lauro (1594); finishing of Santa Maria della Scala. At the same time he participated in works conducted in Vatican: Galleria delle carte geografiche, loggia dei Venti. But most of all he is known for the project of the Palazzo del Quirinale, ordered by Gregory XIII, and later continued by D.Fuga under Sixtus V. Interesting as well are the projects for the church Spirito Santo dei Napoletani (1584) and loggia dei Mercanti (1585) in Rome.

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