(b. 1652, Firenze, d. 1725, Firenze)
Bust of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici1680-1700
Marble, height 105 cm
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Florence in the last years of the seventeenth century (and in the first quarter of the eighteenth) was the scene of considerable sculptural activity, led by Giambattista Foggini and Massimiliano Soldani, who were both pupils of Ferrata. Foggini was a first-rate marble sculptor, as is attested by the bust of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici. However, he is chiefly important for his small-scale bronzes.