On February 16th 1868, the sculptor Adamo Tadolini died. Tadolini was born in Bologna on December 21st 1788. In 1814 he moved to Rome where he became a pupil of Antonio Canova (1757-1822), the most famous sculptor of his age.
Two of Tadolini's most celebrated works are the statues of St Paul, which stands outside St Peter's Basilica, and King David, which is part of the Column of the Immaculate Conception.
Adamo Tadolini, founded a dynasty of sculptors; both his sons Scipione (1822-93) and Tito (1825-1900), and his grandson Giulio (1849-1918) took up the profession.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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