CACCINI, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1556, Roma, d. 1613, Firenze)


Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence

Caccini's garden sculptures Summer and Autumn (1592-93), commissioned by Alessandro Acciaioli, were later purchased by Ferdinando I to ornament the Ponte Santa Trinita (in situ) in 1608 for the wedding festivities of Prince Cosimo.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 10 minutes):
Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor RV 315 op. 8. No. 2 (Summer)