SOLDANI BENZI, Massimiliano
(b. 1656, Firenze, d. 1740, Montevarchi)

Death of St Francis Xavier

c. 1690
Bronze, 98 x 32 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Soldani Benzi brought the finesse of a medalist to all his works. Even a relatively early work like the Death of St Francis Xavier reveals a perfect command of the High Baroque idiom in its adaptation of Cafà's St Rose of Lima.

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