Antonio Allegretti

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Antonio Allegretti (1840 –1918) was an Italian sculptor

Bust of General Fabrizi in Garfagnana

He was born in Cuneo in the Piedmont, and died in Carrara. He trained in Genoa under Santo Varni. His submission to a contest in Genoa of the statue of Cain, awarded him a stipend and a Gold medal from the Accademia Linguistica, and he moved to Florence. There he made a portrait of Marchese Ginno Capponi. From there he moved to Rome, where he became professor of sculpture at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Rome.

In Rome he completed a statue of Margherita del Fausto, exhibited at the Internation Exposition of Paris, where it was lauded, reproduced, and sold. His Eve after the Sin was purchased by Rome municipality.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 14.