He was master of the sculptor Francesco Robba.
He had his own studio in which many trainees, including the sculptor Francesco Robba, apprenticed. He also had many orders from abroad: for the baroque gardens of St. Petersburg Pietro Baratta and his workshop executed a series of allegorical sculptures, many of which have been preserved, including a sculpture of "Andromeda", a "Allegory of Architecture" and busts including the "Allegory of Winter", the "Allegory of Spring" and others.
He is responsible for the sculptures in the facade of the Villa Manin's Chapel at Passariano di Codroipo (Udine) between them the statues of the four Evangelists and the Madonna with the Child.
Pietro Baratta is also the probable author of five statues of St Roch, St Antony abbot, the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary, St Mattew and St John Baptist on the facade of the Church of Santa Maria at Villa Vicentina (VI), built between 1660 and 1680 on the site of an older building.
- Ticozzi, Stefano (1830). Dizionario degli architetti, scultori, pittori, intagliatori in rame ed in pietra, coniatori di medaglie, musaicisti, niellatori, intarsiatori d’ogni etá e d’ogni nazione' (Volume 1). Gaetano Schiepatti; Digitized by Googlebooks, Jan 24, 2007. pp. page 106.
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