Idebrando Bastiani (1867- ?)


Florentine by birth, Bastiani was a pupil of Augusto Rivalta in Milan and worked at one time in the studio of Cesare Zocchi. Favoring genre and allegorical subjects, Bastiani specialized in female figures carved with skillful balance and pose. His work was admired for being ‘fine in form and true of expression’. His most documented work and prestigious commission is the Monument to Galileo Ferraris in Livorno, which was inaugurated 18 May 1902.