By Anne Leader
Sculptor Antonio Corradini died in Naples on 29 June 1752. Born in Este and 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 spent about a decade working in Vienna for the Habsburg imperial court. Named court sculptor in 1733, Corradini earned 1700 florins a year in salary with a housing allowance of an additional 500 florins. He 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
Hatch cover, 1722-28, gilded wood, Museo Correr, Venice