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Fonseca e Silva, Valentim da [Valentim, Mestre ]locked

(b Brazil, c. 1750; d Rio de Janeiro, 1813).
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Brazilian sculptor and wood-carver. His earliest surviving works, mainly commissioned from religious fraternities and all located in Rio de Janeiro, date from the late 1770s. His surviving work, typical of the transition from Baroque-Rococo to Neo-classicism, includes the carving on the main altar of the noviciate chapel of the church of Carmo and the altar of the church of S Francisco de Paula; the statues of ...

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