Sculptor Antonio Corradini was born in Este on this day in 1668. Trained in Venice, Corradini was one of the city’s leading sculptors in the later Baroque and Rococo periods. He traveled widely in eastern Europe and ended his career in Naples. Corradini is best known for his veiled figures, which highlight his skill as a stone-carver.
Reference: Camillo Semenzato. “Corradini, Antonio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.
Bust of a Veiled Woman (Puritas), 1717-25, Marble, Museo del Settecento Veneziano, Ca’ Rezzonico, Venice
Modesty, 1749-52, Marble, Santa Maria della Pietà dei Sangro, Naples