Friday, July 17, 2015

Sea Monsters

Fountain with sea monsters by Pietro Tacca, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Florence
Fountain with sea monsters by Pietro Tacca, 1629
(With Bernardino Radi and Francesco Maria Bandini)
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
Florence, April 2015

See also: Sea Monsters (Livorno Daily Photo)

“Two bronze fountains originally destined for Livorno (c. 1629), still in a highly Mannerist style indebted to Flemish Mannerist goldsmith's work for their grotesque masks and shellwork textures, were set up instead in Piazza della SS. Annunziata, Florence.”
(Pietro Tacca, Wikipedia)

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