Girolamo Campagna

Statue of Leonardo Loredan in Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice

Girolamo Campagna (15491625) was a Northern Italian sculptor.

Born in Verona, he went to Venice in 1572 and studied under both Jacopo Sansovino and Danese Cattaneo, and completed many of the latter's works. He was responsible for the figure of Doge Leonardo Loredano on the tomb which Cattaneo made in Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice. After his master's death, Campagna went to Padua where he secured the commission intended for Cattaneo in the Basilica of Saint Anthony of Padua. This was his masterpiece, a bas-relief of the saint bringing back to life a man who had been murdered.

Some years later Campagna made another trip to Padua and wrought the bronze tabernacle for in the Basilica of St Antony of Padua, in the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament (Cappella del Santissimo Sacramento, also known as Cappella Gattamelata), in the right aisle.

The greater part of his life was spent in Venice, and there we have the majority of his works:

At the end of the 16th Century he was the most famous sculptor in Venice and was commissioned with the most important artworks.

In Verona there is an Annunciation over the portal of the old Palazzo del Consiglio and a Madonna at the Collegio dei Mercatanti.

In 1590 he first produced bronze statues.


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