On October 22nd 1849, the sculptor Giulio Tadolini was born in Rome.
Giulio came from a family of sculptors. Both his father Scipione Tadolini (1822-93) and his grandfather Adamo Tadolini (1788-1868) were successful practitioners of the profession.
Giulio Tadolini's most important commission was the creation of the funerary monument to Pope Leo XIII (r. 1878-1903) in the church of San Giovanni in Laterano.
Giulio Tadolini died in Rome on April 18th 1918.
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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