Fontana dello Sprone

With the recent restoration of the Fontana dello Sprone in Florence, this artwork is being photographed even more, celebrating everywhere the art of Bernardo Buontalenti.

It seems though that the fountain was made by Francesco Generini as cleared by Stefania Galante (Atlante Del Barocco 2007, p. 379).

Indeed the fountain was not made in 1608, but some years later, after completing the works for the aqueduct commissioned by Ferdinando II (1638-1639). It was restored at the beginning of 19th century by Giuseppe Del Rosso and also in 1944 after war damages.

You can check the provided reference on the Repertorio delle Architetture Civili di Firenze for further informations.

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