Giovanni Battista Foggini (1652-1725, Florence, Italy) was an Italian sculptor and architect that worked in Florence and Rome. He began his artistic training in Florence and later joined the Accademia Fiorentina in Rome where he worked as a studio apprentice for Ercole Ferrata. Upon Foggini’s return to Florence, Cosimo III appointed him as court sculptor. Throughout history, Foggini’s oeuvre has been celebrated for its distinct Baroque style and artistic virtuosity. Foggini persistently produced intricately detailed opulent surfaces with a masterful use of textures and patterns that were often strikingly contrasted by realistically depicted faces.