MONNOT, Pierre Etienne
(b. 1657, Orchamps-Vennes, d. 1733, Roma)

Andromeda and the Sea Monster

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Monnot was a French sculptor working in Rome and in Germany. He did the tomb of Innocent XI (1700) in St Peter's following the example of Algardi's tomb of Leo XI. He brought some of the most striking Baroque characteristics to Germany from Rome. His many fine works on mythological subjects included themes previously treated by Bernini and Puget, such as Apollo and Daphne, and Perseus and Andromeda.