Ferdinando Andreini


Ferdinando Andreini was born in Settignano, north-east of Florence. He studied under the sculptor Ulysse Cambi (1807-1895) a Professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze.

Andreini specialised in works and figures inspired by nature and exhibited in various salons from 1861, both in Florence and in Turin. In the last quarter of the 19th century, he created a series of allegorical nude and semi-nude maidens such as "Primavera", "Aurora - Goddess of Dawn", "Luna", "Flora" and "Pan as Herm". Other notable works include “Psyche”, "Amore Incatenato" and a statue of King Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878) commissioned for the Santa Maria Novella Railway station in Florence.

V. Vicario, ‘Gli Scultori Italiani dal Neoclasscismo al Liberty’, vol. 1, Lodi, 1994, p. 28
A. Panzetta, ‘Nuovo Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani dell’ottocento e del primo Novecento’, vol. 1., Turin, 2003, fig. 42.