Volterra, Francesco Di
Volterra, Francesco di an Italian architect of the 16th century, was originally a carver in wood, but devoted himself to architecture, and, among other edifices, erected the Church of San Giacomo degli Incurabili at Rome, the Lancillotti Palace, and the nave of tile Church della Scala. This last is stately in appearance, but has many defects in the details, which detracts greatly from the beauty of the edifice and the fame of the architect. He died in 1588. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.