Antonio Corradini (19 October 1688, Venice ? 12 August 1752, Naples) was aVenetian Rococo sculptor. Corradini worked mostly in theVeneto and was born in Venice, but finished commissions including Viennaor Naples, where he expired, for work outside Venice.
The commissions for the next several years of Corradini came from patrons all over Eastern Europe. In 171617, he finished eighteen busts and two statues for the summer garden of the Russian czar Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, and the first of his famed veiled girls; he'd finish two more in the city in 1722.
In Rome, he dedicated himself to sculpting a Veiled Vestal, reached with no commission from any patron (it remained unsold), and was involved in the problem of the restoration of the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. Corradini designed eight models of colossal statues with which it was proposed to position at the foot of the drum of the dome make it immune to centrifugal force. He sculpted a bust of Pope Benedict XIV and other minor works.
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