Pio Fedi

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Pio Fedi
Born Pio Fedi
(1816-05-31)31 May 1816
Viterbo
Died 1 June 1892(1892-06-01) (aged 76)
Florence
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

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 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.

Footnotes[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

References[edit]

  • 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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