(b. before 1593, Genova, d. 1636, Venezia)

Allegory of the Redemption

San Moisè, Venice

The bronze canopy on the altar of the sacristy of San Moisè was executed and signed by Niccolò Roccatagliata and his son Sebastiano. The work of this Genoese artist, a pupil of Cesare Groppo, is seen in Venice after 1594 in the production of small bronzes. The canopy, influenced by the work of Alessandro Vittoria and Girolamo Campagna, is an isolated case within Roccatagliata's own production, both for its Counter-Reformation theme, and for the way the scene is articulated. The narrative focuses of the scene are arranged in an extremely turbulent composition.