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

St George

Bronze, height 60 cm
San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Roccatagliata's known activity is confined to Venice. He is first documented here on 31 January 1593, when he was commissioned to make the bronze statuettes of St George and St Stephen, still on the entrance to the balustrade across the choir of San Giorgio Maggiore. This church was the centre of the artist's activity in the 1590s: twenty-two sconces in the form of putti were commissioned in 1594, another six in 1595, and two large candelabra, cast by Cesare Groppo (active c. 1596) and Giovanni Alberghetti (active c. 1600) in 1598.