Vittoria, Alessandro

Vittoria, Alessandro a distinguished Italian sculptor and architect, was born at Trento in 1525. He studied at Venice under Sansovino, and afterwards worked for several years in the Venetian states. In statuary and modeling he is said to have been second only to Michael Angelo. In Venice, among other works, he executed the statutes and ornaments on the staircase of the Library of St. Mark, in the Ducal Palace, the Council Hall, and various churches. As an architect, he completed the Church of San Giuliano at Venice the Chapel of San Fantino and other works of Sansovino; also the chapel and altar of the Rosario in SS. Giovanni e Paolo; the monument of Priuli, in the Church of San Salvatore; the Oratory of San Girolamo; and the Palazzo Balbi, near the Grand Canal. He died in 1608. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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