STERN, Raffaele
(b. 1774, Roma, d. 1820, Roma)

Biography

Italian architect, part of a family of artists, grandchild of Ludovico Stern.

Educated on the classicist principles of Winckelmann, Raffaele Stern designed a plan for a New Wing of the Museo Chiaramonti in the Vatican Museums in 1805-06, which he was commissioned to enact in 1817. He also worked on the papal restoration of the Colosseum and Arch of Titus which were later taken on by Giuseppe Valadier. He also built a new Fontana dei Dioscuri in 1818 for Pope Pius VII supporting an ancient Roman granite seashell (found in the 16th century) on top of a large basin.

His pupils included Luigi Poletti (1792-1869).