Pio Fedi

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Pio Fedi
Born Pio Fedi
(1816-05-31)31 May 1816
Died 1 June 1892(1892-06-01) (aged 76)
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculptor, etching

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

Monument of General Manfredo Fanti, Piazza San Marco, Florence
Rape of Polyxena
Right side, Rape Polyxena


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 Monument to General Manfredo Fanti, molded 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


  • Emilio Bacciotti, Bacciotti's Handbook of Florence and Its Environs, Or, The Stranger Conducted Through Its Principal Monuments, Studios, Churches, Palaces, Galleries, Streets and Shops, Tipografia Mariani, 1885.

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