Leonardo Sormani

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Leonardo Sormani (working ca 1550- ca 1590) was an Italian sculptor of secondary reputation, originally from Savona, who is recorded as living in Rome from the 1550s until about 1590. He is best known for his bust of Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi (died 1564) in the Church of Santa Trinità dei Monti, Rome, for the sculpture of the pope and allegorical figures on the tomb of Pope Nicholas IV in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, where his patron was Cardinal Peretti, soon to be Sixtus V, and for the funeral portrait of Pope Pius V (died 1572) in Sixtus' chapel in the same basilica[1]


  1. ^ Steven F. Ostrow, "The discourse of failure in seventeenth-century Rome: Prospero Bresciano's Moses," The Art Bulletin (June 2006).