Francesco Barzaghi

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Francesco Barzaghi (1839–1892) was an Italian sculptor.

Born in Milan, he had his initial training in the studios of Antonio Tantardini and a sculptor called Puttinati. He enrolled in the Accademia di Brera. Among his colleagues was Vincenzo Vela.

Barzaghi completed a number of monuments, including the bronze equestrian statued dedicated to Napoleon III, first unveiled in 1881 at the Exposition of Milan. He also made monuments to Luciano Manara and Garibaldi (1888). He made many marble female figures, including:[1]

  • La Frine denudata
  • La Mosca cieca
  • Silvia che si specchia (Paris Exposition 1878)
  • Moses saved from the Nile (Paris Exposition 1878)
  • L' innocenza (won a prize in Turin 1881)
  • Psiche
  • La Vanerella


  1. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 39.
  • Obtained some dates from Italian Wikipedia entry.