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ID: 500026624
 
Record Type: Person
Fontana, Carlo (Italian architect and engineer, 1634-1714)

Note: Born in Rancate, near Como. Fontana arrived in Rome in the 1650s. In 1666, he became the "misuratore della R. Fabbrica di S. Pietro," and in 1697, he became the architect of Saint Peter's, Rome. Italian architect.

Names:
Fontana, Carlo (preferred,V,index,LC)
Carlo Fontana (V,display)
Cavalier Carlo Fontana (V)
Signor Cavaliere Carlo Fontana (V)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Swiss

Roles:
artist (preferred)
engineer
sculptor
painter
architect

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Lombardy (Italy) (region (administrative division))
Died:  Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assistant of ....  Bernini, Gian Lorenzo  1650s-1660s
......................  (Italian sculptor and draftsman, 1598-1680) [500032022]
assistant of ....  Cortona, Pietro da  
......................  (Italian draftsman and painter, 1596-1669) [500115154]
assisted by ....  Fontana, Girolamo  
....................  (Italian architect, 1668-1701) [500002340]
collaborated with ....  Rainaldi, Carlo  from ca. 1661, on the twin churches in the Piazza del Popolo, Rome
................................  (Italian architect, 1611-1691) [500008257]
grandparent of ....  Fontana, Mauro  
..........................  (Italian architect, 1701-1767) [500116600]
influenced ....  Rusconi Sassi, Ludovico  
....................  (Italian architect, 1678-1736) [500024340]
nephew of ....  Fontana, Domenico  
................  (Italian architect, 1543-1607) [500022415]
parent of ....  Fontana, Francesco  
................  (Italian architect, 1668-1708) [500028572]
patron was ....  Christina, Queen of Sweden  1669-1671, Christina commissioned Fontana to construct the Teatro Tor di Nona
..................  (Swedish queen, collector, 1626-1689) [500095065]
student of ....  Cortona, Pietro da  during 1650s
..................  (Italian draftsman and painter, 1596-1669) [500115154]
teacher of ....  Fischer von Erlach, Johann Bernhard  
..................  (Austrian architect, 1656-1723) [500011889]
teacher of ....  Fontana, Baldassare  
..................  (Italian stuccoist and architect, 1661-1733, active in Poland and Moravia) [500096176]
teacher of ....  Fontana, Francesco  
..................  (Italian architect, 1668-1708) [500028572]
teacher of ....  Fontana, Girolamo  
..................  (Italian architect, 1668-1701) [500002340]
teacher of ....  Gibbs, James  
..................  (Scottish architect, 1682-1754) [500118604]
teacher of ....  Hildebrandt, Johann Lukas von  
..................  (Austrian architect and military engineer, 1668-1745) [500025542]
teacher of ....  Juvarra, Filippo  
..................  (Italian architect and scenographer, 1678-1736, active in Italy and Spain) [500022389]
teacher of ....  Martinelli, Domenico  
..................  (Italian architect, 1650-1718) [500021032]
teacher of ....  Odam, Girolamo  
..................  (Italian painter, sculptor, and engraver, born 1681) [500185016]
teacher of ....  Specchi, Alessandro  
..................  (Italian architect and printmaker, 1668-1729) [500031316]
teacher of ....  Tessin, Nicodemus, the younger  
..................  (Swedish architect, draftsman, and collector, 1654-1728) [500004369]
uncle of ....  Fontana, Carlo Stefano  
..............  (Italian architect, ca. 1675-1740) [500023928]
uncle of ....  Fontana, Girolamo  
..............  (Italian architect, 1668-1701) [500002340]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Fontana, Carlo (I)

Biographies:
(Italian architect and engineer, 1634-1714) ..... [VP Preferred]
(artist, 1634-1714) ..... [GRL]
(Italian architect, 1634-1714) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian architect, 1634-1714) ..... [CL-Courtauld]
(Italian artist, 1634-1714) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(Italian painter, 1634-1714) ..... [PROV]
(Italian sculptor and architect, 1634-1714) ..... [GRLPSC]
(1634-5.II.1714; Architect, Engineer, Roma) ..... [FDA]
(Architect, engineer, 1634-1714) ..... [CENSUS]
(Italian and Swiss architect and engineer; born Rancate (Ticino, Switzerland), 1634; died Rome (Italy), 1714) ..... [CCA]
(Italian architect, 1634-1714) ..... [BHA]
(Italian architect, 1634-1714) ..... [AVERY]

Sources and Contributors:
Carlo Fontana ........ [CCA, FDA, PROV]
............................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) Subject, 1988
Cavalier Carlo Fontana ........ [VP]
.............................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
Fontana, Carlo ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, CENSUS Preferred, CL-Courtauld Preferred, FDA Preferred, GRL Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
..............................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 89660398
..............................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
..............................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
..............................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) Subject, 1988
..............................  Witt Library, Authority files
Signor Cavaliere Carlo Fontana ........ [PROV]
............................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, CCA, CENSUS, CL-Courtauld, FDA, GRL, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 21 Aug 2002
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
....................  National Gallery of Art database, Washington (1987-)
....................  Portoghesi, Dizionario di architettura e urbanistica (1968-1969)
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) Subject, 1988
....................  Sgarbi, Roma: Dal rinascimento ai giorni nostri (1991)
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Kunstler (1980-1986) v.12, p.170 ff.
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, CCA, CL-Courtauld, VP, WL-Courtauld]
.......... LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
.......... Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (1982)
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