Tenerani, Pietro (1789-1869)

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Pietro Tenerani, Italian sculptor, was born in Torano, Rieti in 1789 and died in Rome 1869. He studied in the academy of Carrara and became famous with his Psiche (1819, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Florence). In collaboration with B.Thorvaldsen, Tenerani executed different monuments and works on mythological subjects. Among his further creations are: a monument to Pius VIII (St Peter's, Rome); a statue of P.Rossi (1854, Gall.Naz.d'Arte Mod., Rome); various bust portraits of prominent people of the epoch.

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