Enrico Braga

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Enrico Braga (1841–1919) was an Italian-Swiss sculptor, active in Neoclassical and Romantic styles.

Monument to Garibaldi, Novara.

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He was born in Canton Ticino and trained in the Brera Academy. At the 1880 National Exposition of Fine Arts of Turin, he displayed a series of statues, including Rataplan; Per l'Onomastico; Il premio; and Cleopatra. At the 1883 Roman Exposition, he displayed two female statues: a Daughter of the Sea and La Rèverie. He also displayed a Bacchus, and a Garibaldi on July 25, 1866, and La Touriste. A monument to Garibaldi by Braga is standing in Novara. His Cleopatra and Bacchus were also exhibited in Paris in 1878.[1] The former was also displayed at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the Egyptian Hall.[2] The statue was felt to be the sculpted representation of a figure painted by Gérôme.[3] he became an Associate member of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and of St Petersburg, Russia.[4]

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