(b. 1610, Como, d. 1686, Roma)

Stoning of St Emerenziana

Marble, height 310 cm
Sant'Agnese in Agone, Rome

Ferrata composed his relief according to the classical precepts, with the minimum of figures divided into clearly defined groups according to the part they play in the action. He renounced Bernini's surface differentiation of the marble and here adopts Algardi's even surface working. The result is extremely competent.

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