Sculptor Giambologna died on this day in 1608 in Florence. Flemish by birth, Giambologna arrived in Rome in 1550 at age 21, where he embarked on one of the most successful careers in the history of Italian sculpture, working in both bronze and marble. His style came to dominate later Italian sculpture and was disseminated throughout Europe by small-scale bronze replicas of his monumental works.
Charles Avery. “Giambologna.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.