(1843 - 1922)
Born in Settignano, Florence, 14th October 1843. Died in 1922. Ferdinando Andreini was born in Settignano, a few miles north-east of Florence. He studied under the sculptor Ulysse Cambi (1807-1895) who was a Professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Andreini specialised in allegorical works, inspired by nature, such as Primavera, Aurora - Goddess of Dawn, Flora and Pan as Herm. Other notable works include a statue of King Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878) which was commissioned for the Firenze Santa Maria Novella Railway station in Florence, as well as a life-sized marble Amore Incatenato. Like Cambi, he ended his career as a teacher.