NOVELLI, Antonio
(b. 1600, Castelfranco di Sotto, d. 1662, Firenze)

Colossus Fountain (Polyphemus)

c. 1650
Brick and stucco
Orti Oricellari Garden, Florence

In Tuscany there are not many examples of private urban gardens that are worth noting for their formal qualities, among the exceptions is the Garden of the Orti Oricellai (Rucellai Gardens) that is part of the Casino of Cardinal Giovanni Carlo de' Medici in the Via della Scala, which has a Cave of the Winds and a majestic Colossus fountain built of brick and stucco.

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