Melchior Barthel

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“Melancholy” at Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Melchior Barthel (born 10 December 1625 in Dresden; died there 12 November 1672) was a German sculptor.

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He studied with his father and with Johann Boehme, of Schneeberg (1640–45), and settled at Dresden, where he was appointed sculptor to the court.

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His principal works are the colossal tomb of the Doge Giovanni Pesaro (Santa Maria dei Frari, Venice); the statue of John the Baptist (Oratory of Santa Maria, Nazareth); and a tomb in San Giovanni e Paolo, Venice. His numerous ivory carvings in the Green Vault at Dresden are considered superior to his more elaborate works.

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