VITTORIA, Alessandro
(b. 1525, Trento, d. 1608, Venezia)

Feminone

1553-55
Stone
Biblioteca Marciana, Venice

The two large caryatids known as the Feminone, at the entrance to the Biblioteca Marciana, were carried out with a good deal of studio assistance; they were Vittoria's first essay in large-scale stone sculpture and are not among his most successful works.