- Agostino Cornacchini
Agostino Cornacchini (
August 27, 1686-1754) was an Italian sculptor and painter of the Rococoperiod, active mainly in Rome.
He was born in
Pesciaand died in Rome. In 1712, Cornacchini established himself in the household of his uncle, Cardinal Carlo Agostino Fabbroni, who until 1720 provided Cornacchini with a studio, lodgings and an income. His masterpiece is the equestrian statue of Charlemagne at the base of the Scala Regiaon the entrance to the Vatican Palace, which sits opposite Bernini's equestrian Constantine. His works can also be found in Orvieto Cathedraland in the Basilica of Supergain Turin.
* [http://www.stpetersbasilica.org/Statues/Charlemagne/Charlemagne.htm St Peter's Basilica statue]
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