CAMPAGNA, Girolamo
(b. ca. 1549, Verona, d. 1625, Venezia)

St Anthony Abbot

San Giacomo del Rialto, Venice

Unfortunately, few of Campagna's later works equal the power and authority of his altarpieces for the Redentore and San Giorgio Maggiore. An exception can be made for the bronze statue of St Anthony Abbot on the altar of the goldsmiths' guild in the ancient church of San Giacomo del Rialto (or San Giacometto). The figure demonstrates some of the dynamism that informed the bronzes for the high altar of San Giorgio Maggiore while anticipating somewhat the fervour of Counter-Reformation iconography.