Raggi, Antonio (1624-1686)

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Antonio Raggi, Italian sculptor, was born in Vico Morcote, Canton Ticino in 1624 and died in Rome in 1686. He studied in Rome at studios of A.Algardi and G.L.bernini, and participated in various works of the latter, such as Fontana dei Fiumi, for which Raggi executed Danubio (1650-1651). He worked mostly in Rome, having a specialization in stucco-decoration: chiesa del Gesu'. His style is known for its elegance and Baroque compositions: Battesimo di Cristo (Rome, San Giovanni dei Fiorentini).

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