Giovanni Stanetti

Giovanni Stanetti
Born Giovanni (Johann) Stanetti
1663 (1663)
Oberglogau, Upper Silesia (Głogówek, Poland)
Died July 19, 1726 (1726-07-20) (aged 63)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality Austrian
Education Venice
Known for Sculpture
Notable work Lower Belvedere, Belvedere, Vienna
Trinity column (plague column) by Giovanni Stanetti; Baden bei Wien, Austria

Giovanni (Johann) Stanetti (1663 - July 19, 1726) was an Austrian sculptor who learned his craft in Venice. His most famous work is the sculptures and balustrade of the Lower Belvedere, in the Belvedere Castle, Vienna.

He was born in Oberglogau (Głogówek) near Oppeln (Opole), capital of Upper Silesia, which was then part of Austria. He had a sculpture workshop in Venice. Prince Eugene of Savoy managed to persuade him to move to Vienna, along with his workshop.

From 1700 to 1721, in collaboration with architect Lukas von Hildebrandt, he created a series of sculptures for the balustrades and other decorative sculpture for the Lower Belvedere in Vienna. Other works include the 1700 relief for the tombstone of Count Siegfried Sarau in the Deutschordenskirche, (Singerstrasse, Vienna), the relief on the gable of the Karlskirche, entitled the Apotheosis of St. Charles Borromeo in memory of the plague (1725), and a further plague monument in Baden bei Wien, featuring Mary Magdalene.

In 1712, following the death of Emperor Joseph I, he became court sculptor.


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