Sarrocchi was born on 5 January 1824 in Siena. He had a traditional artistic
training, starting out as apprentice in the workshop of a stone-cutter employed at
the Cathedral. At the same time, he started attending the Art Academy,
first in Siena and then in Florence. Here he studied with the engraver, painter
and writer Luigi Bartolini, and with sculptor Giovanni Duprè.
famous work — seen by more than 163,000 tourists in 2008 — is the
Fonte Gaia, a monumental fountain in Siena’s main square, Piazza del Campo.
Designed by Renaissance artist Jacopo della Quercia in the 1410s, the original
fountain was so damaged by 1858 that Sarocchi was commissioned to realize a copy,
completed in 1869.
Apart from the fountain, Sarrocchi executed several funerary
monuments, especially for the Misericordia Cemetery in Siena. Sculptures such
as Tobias burying the dead (1870-73)
show not only the artist’s painstaking technical skill, but also his
After a long career, Sarrocchi died on 30 July 1900 in his
Lonely love da Giovanni Maw Tramite Flickr: Vitaleta Chapel, between Pienza and San Quirico - Tuscany-Siena
Yesterday the haste with two of my friends Emanuele Neri and Paola Vignai. We decided on a quick tour of Pienza and San Quirico. Thanks to their company I could take these photos I hope you will enjoy.
Ieri di tutta fretta con due miei amici Emanuele Neri e Paola Vignai. Abbiamo optato per un rapido giro di Pienza e San Quirico. Grazie alla loro compagnia ho potuto fare queste foto spero vi piacerà, una esperienza molto bella era l'alba ed era freddo 4.5 gradi
Ma ne è valsa la pena….