Francesco Queirolo

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Francesco Queirolo (1704–1762) was an Italian Genoese-born sculptor, active in Rome and Naples during the Rococo period.

Biography[edit]

He trained together with Giuseppe Rusconi in Rome. Here he executed the statues of St. Charles Borromeo and St. Bernard in the façade of Santa Maria Maggiore, a bust of Christine of Sweden (1740), the statue of Wealth in the Trevi Fountain (1735)[1] and the sepulchre of Duchess Grillo in Sant'Andrea delle Fratte (1752).

After 1752 he was active in the decoration of the famed Neapolitan Cappella Sansevero.[2]

Release from Deception (Il Disinganno)[edit]

Il Disinganno

Release from Deception (Il Disinganno), produced in 1752–1759,[2] shows a fisherman being released from a net by an angel. The masterpiece was carved from a single piece of marble and can be seen in Cappella Sansevero, Naples.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trevi Fountain – Nemo.Guide". Retrieved 2020-10-16.
  2. ^ a b Macci, Fazio (2006). Museo Cappella Sansevero (in Italian). Naples: Museo Cappella Sansevero. ISBN 88-88247-33-5.

External links[edit]

  • Wittkower, Rudolf (1993). "Art and Architecture Italy, 1600-1750". Pelican History of Art. 1980. Penguin Books. pp. 449–450.