FABRIS, Michele
(b. ca. 1644, Pozsony, d. 1684, Venezia)

Pope Paul V Giving the Cardinal's Hat to Francesco Vendramin

1670s
Marble
San Pietro di Castello, Venice

This high relief, signed as "Michal Ungaro F. [fecit: executed]." It is the sculptor's most original work, notable for its vivacious narrative tone and Northern sense of realism. This sculpture remains an isolated case in Ongaro's work, which otherwise reveals at the height of his career the stamp of Josse De Corte already apparent in the same chapel in the statues of eloquence and Christian religion.