Vincenzo Consani

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Vincenzo Consani, Monument to Paolo Savi (Pisa, Orto Botanico).

Vincenzo Consani (1818-1888) was a prominent Italian sculptor from the Canova school. Consani's marble masterpiece statue Vittoria (1859) is in the Pitti Palace, Florence.

CONSANI , Vincenzo - Sculptor, born in Lucca April 24, 1818 , died in Florence June 29, 1887 . He was a student of Louigi Pampaloni , he was professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence , Tuscan battalion fought in 1848 . He had as a young man the favor of the ducal family of Lucca that he committed numerous portraits and made him make an image of the Immaculate Conception in the gable of a side door of St. Alexander . For the portico of the Uffizi in 1856 did the statue of Father Antonio Micheli , and the Florentine exhibition of 1861 he exhibited a bust of Sappho which is still in the Palazzo Pitti and the Wounded Amazon that is at the Quirinale . In the hall of Jupiter Gallery of the Pitti palace itself is the victory that municipalities Tuscan donated to Vittorio Emanuele II , in 1867. 1870 is the monument to the Marquis Antonio Mazzarosa in Santa Maria Forisportam in Lucca , in 1873 the statue of Antonio Rosmini in Rovereto which is among his best , and almost contemporary sarcophagus with the recumbent figure of the Countess Matilda in San Giovanni di Lucca. His last work was the statue of the naturalist Paolo Savi sitting in the cemetery of Pisa, one of Eugene IV in the facade of the cathedral of Florence and the bust of the architect E. De Fabris , the interior of the cathedral itself. [1]

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  1. ^ Treccani Italian encyclopedia 1931