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Stefano Maderno

1576 - 1636

Stefano Maderno was one of the greatest Roman sculptors of the early 17th century. His work reflects the transition from Mannerism to the Baroque style.

Maderno’s best known work is a marble statue of Saint Cecilia. It was commissioned to commemorate the discovery of the saint’s uncorrupted body beneath the church of Santa Cecilia in Rome. Maderno also produced a number of small terracotta models, bronzes and marbles based upon antique models.