ROSSI, Angelo de'
(b. 1671, Genova, d. 1715, Roma)

St. James the Less

San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome

This statue is part of a series of twelve monumental marble statues. This series was the largest sculptural task in Rome during the early eighteenth century. These statues provide an opportunity of assessing the prevalent stylistic tendency between 1700 and 1715, and the distribution of commissions is, at the same time, a good yardstick for measuring the reputation of contemporary sculptors. Rusconi executed four figures, Legros and Monnot to statues of each, and only one was assigned to the following: Ottoni, Mazzuoli, Angelo de' Rossi, and Francesco Moratti.

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