Fedele Caggiano

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Fedele Caggiano (Buonalbergo (Benevento), March 3, 1804 – 1880) was an Italian sculptor, active in styles spanning both neoclassical and Romantic periods.

Biography[edit]

He was attracted to sculpture as a youth, and was sent to Rome to apprentice with Pietro Tenerani, likely under a stipend of the Institute of Fine Arts of Naples. He lived in cities throughout Italy. In Foggia, he sculpted a monument for the Barone family. In Corfu, he created a monument for a British official. The city of Naples commissioned a statue of A Bacchante once found in the Villa Nazionale. He also completed La Jone. At the 1846 Exposition of Foggia he was awarded the gold medal for a marble portrait. For the City of Benevento, he completed three busts: Vittorio Emanuele II, Prince Umberto, and Margherita of Savoy, now in the Palazzo di Paolo V.[1] He also completed a Tasso nelle sue furie sold in Naples.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry in Enciclopedia Treccani, by Mario Rotili, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani – Volume 16 (1973).
  2. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 24.