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

St Francis of Assisi

Bronze, height 109 cm (without base)
Art Institute, Chicago

Numerous small bronzes of vastly varying quality have been attributed to Roccatagliata; if only a fraction of the music-making angels attributed to him actually came from his shop, it must have been a flourishing enterprise. Certainly by him are a seated Virgin and Child (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), as well as Adam and Eve and two music-making putti (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna).

The base of this statue (height 29 cm) is decorated with putti.