FANTONI, Andrea
(b. 1659, Rovetta, d. 1734, Rovetta)

Confessional

1680-1703
Wood
Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

Andrea Fantoni from Rovetta, Lombardy, was a master of his own right. He worked exclusively in the provinces. His wooden confessional in Santa Maria Maggiore in Bergamo, as well as his celebrated pulpit in the Basilica di San Martino at Alzano Lombardo, both richly decorated with statues, reliefs, and flying putti, have an almost un-Italian Rococo quality.