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Churches >  Church of Santo Stefano
Giovanni Battista Ferretti Memorial

Author: Alessandro Vittoria
Century: XVI°
DATE: 1557  POSITION: San Michele chapel - right wall (on map n°72)    METHOD: sculpture  MATERIAL: Istria stone

Giovanni Battista Ferretti's memorial, upon request of his wife Giulia in 1557, was erected between the altars Assunta and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, along the left nave.

In 1709, the memorial was repositioned over the door that leads to the courtyard, after the heirs' authorization in 1705.  

The memorial reached its current location over the right side door in 1742, following the repositioning of the organ and the Monument of Bartolomeo d'Alviano. On this occasion, both the epitaph was restored and the heirs obtained of the original bust of Ferretti, work by Alessandro Vittoria, now replaced with a copy.
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