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


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.


  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