Pio Fedi

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Pio Fedi (1815-1892) was an Italian sculptor who worked chiefly in the Romantic style.[1]

Rape of Polyxena
Monument of General Manfredo Fanti

Works[edit]

Fedi is best known for his sculpture of the Rape of Polyxena, or Pyrrhus and Polyxena (unveiled 1866), in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence, Italy. Fedi had a studio at 89 Via de Serragli. He also completed statues of Niccola Pisano and of the great scientist, Cisalpine, for the Portico degli Uffizi. His other works included a sculptural group of the Fury of Atamante, King of Thebes, The Genius of Fishing, Hope Nourishing Love, Hyppolite and Dianora del Bardi, and Castalla persecuted by Apollon.[2] He designed the statue of General Manfredo Fanti, moulded in bronze by Papi, which stands in the Piazza San Marco.[3]

One of his pupils was Giovanni Bastianini.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Outlines of the history of art, Volume 2. By Wilhelm Lübke, edited by William Sturgis, Dodd, Mead, and company, New York, page 445 [1]
  2. ^ Bacciotti's Handbook of Florence and its environs, or, The stranger ..., by Emilio Bacciotti, Tipografia Mariana, page 29. [2]
  3. ^ Bacciotti, page 103