(1652 - 1725)
Battista Foggini was active/lived in Italy. Battista Foggini is known for sculpture.
Biography Battista Foggini
Foggini was an Italian architect and sculptor. He first trained as a painter, although he soon abandoned this technique in favour of sculpture.
In 1673 Cosimo III de´ Médici sent him to Rome to study at the Florentine Academy, where he studied under Ercole Ferrata for three years.
His great virtuosity soon became apparent, as his first sculptures show, including "The death of the children of Niobe” a terracotta which is currently kept in Florence, and "Adoration of the Shepherds”, a marble sculpture kept at the Hermitage, among others.
He was named premier sculptor in 1687 on his return to Florence, after the death of Ferdinando Tacca, and later, in 1695, premier architect.
He was also superintendent of the ducal foundry and of the Medi
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