MONTORSOLI, Giovanni Angelo
(b. ?1507, Montorsoli, d. 1563, Firenze)

Statues in the apse

San Matteo, Genoa

Montorsoli's works in Genoa include the decoration of the Doria family church, San Matteo. There he furnished the apse with five niche figures and the presbytery walls with polychrome marble incrustation and reliefs of the Evangelists beside the tombs of saints; the ceiling and cupola were decorated with figural stuccowork. He also executed the marble tomb of Andrea Doria for the crypt.

The picture shows Montorsoli's marble statues in the niches of the apse (from left to right): David, St John the Baptist, the Pietà, St Andrew, Jeremiah.

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