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Pieter Anton Verschaffelt

Verschaffelt, Pieter Anton (pēˈtər änˈtôn vĕrskhäfˈəlt) [key], 1710–93, Flemish rococo sculptor. He spent about 10 years in Rome, where he executed a monument to Pope Benedict XIV. In 1752 he settled at Mannheim, Germany, where he became director of the academy. His most important works are there—decorations for the Jesuit church and for the library of the ducal palace, and a statue of Elector Charles Theodore. In the cathedral at Ghent is his tomb of Bishop Maximilian Antoine van der Noot.

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