Italian artist Andrea Fantoni died in Rovetta on this day in 1734.

Italian artist Andrea Fantoni died in Rovetta on this day in 1734. Trained in his father’s workshop, Andrea worked as a sculptor, furniture-maker, and architect. A virtuoso wood-carver, Fantoni made elaborate furnishings for churches and private homes in Bergamo, Parma, and other northern Italian locales. The Fantoni workshop also produced works in marble and ivory. 

For more see: Maria Ida Catalano. “Fantoni, Andrea.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 19 Jul. 2013. .

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