CACCINI, Giovanni Battista
(b. 1556, Roma, d. 1613, Firenze)


Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence

Caccini's garden sculptures Summer and Autumn (1592-93), commissioned by Alessandro Acciaioli, were later purchased by Ferdinando I to ornament the Ponte Santa Trinita (in situ) in 1608 for the wedding festivities of Prince Cosimo.

The photo shows Pietro Francavilla's Spring (in the foreground) and Caccini's Summer at the entrance of Ponte Santa Trinita.

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