BRACCI, Pietro
(b. 1700, Roma, d. 1773, Roma)

Neptune

after 1759
Marble
Piazza di Trevi, Rome

The central sculptural group of the Trevi Fountain, Neptune on a Chariot of Shells Drawn by Tritons, is the thematic and formal focus of the ensemble. It was commissioned from Giovan Battista Maini, sculptor of the monument to Cardinal Corsini, who made the plaster model. However, after Maini died in 1759 Pietro Bracci was appointed, who sculpted it in marble.




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