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.