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Ferdinando Andreini

(1843 - 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.