Giuseppe Torretto

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Angels by Giuseppe Torretti on the facade of San Stae church in Venice. A putto is bearing a cartouche showing the legend of the stag and cross appearing to Saint Eustace Angeli Giuseppe Torretti San Stae.jpg
Angels by Giuseppe Torretti on the facade of San Stae church in Venice. A putto is bearing a cartouche showing the legend of the stag and cross appearing to Saint Eustace

Giuseppe Torretto or Torretti (1661 in Pagnano – 1743 in Venice) was an Italian sculptor of statues and intaglios.

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Mainly working in Venice, statues by him can be found in the churches of Santa Maria Formosa, I Gesuiti, Santa Maria di Nazareth and San Stae among others. The side walls of the Manin Chapel at Udine have stone high-reliefs by him showing scenes from the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. [1] He also founded a notable studio, which was kept going after his death by his grandchildren Giuseppe Bernardi and Giovanni Ferrari, whose students included Antonio Canova.

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