Lost wax bronze replica.
Author: Augusto Rivalta ( 1837-1925)
The original masterpice is now conserved in the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome.
Augusto Rivalta was one of the “outstanding Italian sculptors of the late 19th century,’’ Rivalta was born in Alexandria, Egypt to Italian parents.
He studied at the Florence and Genoa Academy of Fine Arts with the major italian sculptors of his time, Costoli and Duprè.
Eventually in the course of his carreer he succeded in becoming Professor of sculpture at the Florence Academy.
Because he took part in the Italian Risorgimento, Rivalta was able to obtain commissions for memorials of many of its leaders including Garibaldi, Cavour, Ricasoli and Victor Emmanuel II, which can be admired in many italian cities.