Salvatore Albano

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The Fallen Angels by Salvatore Albano, 1893

Salvatore Albano (May 29, 1841 – October 13, 1893) was an Italian sculptor.

He was born in Oppido Mamertina in Calabria, to parents of limited means. He began in Calabria as a sculptor of wooden Presepi or Nativity scenes. Because of his talent, his townspeople gave him a stipend to study in Naples. There he trained under a cavalier Sorbille, also from Calabria. After a year, he trained in the local Accademia under its director Tito Angelini. In 1865, his native province continued his stipend of 60 lire per year for three years. He won a number of contests in his Naples. In 1867, he submitted his Resurrection of Lazarus and a Cain to an exposition in Rome. He moved to Florence by 1869, and spent the remainder of his career there.[1]

As a young man, he completed a Conte Ugolino bought by Marchese Agostino Sergio. Among his other works are:

  • Tears and Flowers (1864)
  • Moses in Anger smashes the Tablets with the Commandments (1864, Capodimonte)
  • Christ nell'Orto (1865)
  • Masaniello (1866, Accademia)
  • Eve (1869, Florence)
  • Gioachino Rossini- bust (1869, Florence)
  • Ariadne abandoned (1870)
  • Il Genio di Michelangelo for Baron di Talleyrand.
  • Venere Mendicante
  • The Fallen Angels (1893)


  1. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 12.