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Tadolini familylocked

  • Chiara Stefani


Italian family of sculptors. Petronio Tadolini (1727–1813) was a Bolognese sculptor, and his grandson (1) Adamo Tadolini worked in Bologna and then in Rome as a follower and protégé of Canova. Adamo had two sons, both sculptors: Scipione Tadolini (1822–92), who was a pupil of his father and who sculpted such works as Eve after her Sin (marble; Rome, Pal. Braschi), and Tito Tadolini (1828–1910). Giulio Tadolini (1849–1918), the son of Scipione Tadolini, trained first as a painter but then took up sculpture. Two of his works are the equestrian monument to Victor-Emanuel II (bronze, 1890) in Perugia and the tomb of Leo XIII (marble, 1907) in S Giovanni in Laterano, Rome. In 1900 he published Adamo Tadolini’s Ricordi autobiografici, written by Adamo in the third person. Giulio’s son Enrico Tadolini (1888–1967) was also a sculptor. In 1938...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]