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Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

Statues of Illustrious Tuscans in the Uffizi Loggia

Various sculptors
1842-56

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Description

The niches beneath the porticos of the Uffizi Gallery were originally designed by Vasari purely as architectural features but by the first half of the 19th Century on the initiative of the printer Vincenzo Batelli (1786-1858) they were occupied by 28 marble statues of famous people from the worlds of politics, art, literature, science, the judiciary and also religious figures. These 28 statues are sculpted by 24 Italian sculptors (four of them made two statues each: Grazzini 2 and 15; Fedi 4 and 24; Duprè 5 and 25; and Fantacchiotti 12 and 26).


Location of the statues (from Lastra online)

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

1. COSIMO PATER PATRIAE
Signed: l.m.f.

Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici known as il Vecchio
(Firenze 1389 - Careggi 1464)
Italian banker and politician, the first of the Medici political dynasty, de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Luigi Magi, 1846

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2. LORENZO IL MAGNIFICO
No (visible) signature

Lorenzo de' Medici
(Firenze 1449 - Carregi 1492)
Italian statesman and de facto ruler of the Florentine Republic
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Gaetano Grazzini, 1846

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3. ANDREA ORGAGNA
Signed: n. bazzanti f.

Andrea di Cione di Arcangelo better known as L'Orcagna
(c. 1310 - 1368)
Italian painter, sculptor, and architect active in Florence
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Niccolò Bazzani, 1843

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4. NICCOLA PISANO
Signed: p. fedi s.

Nicola Pisano
(1215/20 - 1278/84)
sculptor and architect from Pisa
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Pio Fedi, 1849

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5. GIOTTO
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Giotto di Bondone
(Vespignano c. 1267 - Firenze 1337)
Italian painter and architect from Florence
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Giovanni Duprè, 1845

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6. DONATELLO
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Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, known as Donatello
(Firenze 1386 - Firenze 1466)
early Renaissance Italian sculptor
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Girolamo Torrini, 1848

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

7. LEON BATT. ALBERTI
No (visible) signature

Leon Battista Alberti
(Genova 1404 - Rome 1472)
Italian humanist author, artist, architect, poet, priest, linguist, philosopher and cryptographer
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Giovanni Lusini, 1850

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8. LEONARDO DA VINCI
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Leonardo da Vinci
(Vinci 1462 - Amboise 1519)
Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Luigi Pampaloni, 1842

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9. MICHELANG. BUONAROTTI
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Michelangelo Buonarroti
(Caprese 1475 - Roma 1564)
Florentine sculptor, painter, architect, and poet of the High Renaissance
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Emilio Santarelli, 1842

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

10. DANTE ALLIGHIERI
Signed: e. demi f.

Durante degli Alighieri, known as Dante
(Firenze 1265 - Ravenna 1321)
Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Emilio Demi, 1842

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11. FRANCESCO PETRARCA
Signed: a. leoni f. l'a° 1845

Francesco Petrarca
(Arezzo 1304 - Arquà 1374)
Italian scholar and poet
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Andrea Leoni, 1845

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12. GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO
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Giovanni Boccaccio
(Certaldo 1313 - Certaldo 1375)
Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Odoardo Fantacchiotti, 1843

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13. NICCOLÒ MACCHIAVELLI
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Niccolò Machiavelli
(Firenze 1469 - Firenze 1527)
Italian Renaissance historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Lorenzo Bartolini, 1843

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

14. F. GUICCIARDINI
Signed: L. Cartei. F. 1847

Francesco Guicciardini
(Firenze 1483 - Arcetri 1540)
Italian historian and statesman
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Luigi Cartei, 1847

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

15. AMERIGO VESPUCCI
Signed: gaeo grazin...

Amerigo Vespucci
(Firenze 1454 - Sevilla 1512)
Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer; because of his description of the New World, that continent got his name 'America'
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Gaetano Grazzini, 1846

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

16. FARNATA DEGLI UBERTI
Signed: fo pozzi s.

Farinata degli Uberti
(Firenze c. 1212 - Firenze 1264)
Italian aristocrat and military leader
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Francesco Pozzi, 1844

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17. PIER CAPPONI
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Pier Capponi
(Firenze 1447 - Soiana 1496)
Italian statesman and warrior from Florence
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Torello Bacci, 1844

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

18. GIOVANNI DELLE BANDE NERE
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Ludovico di Giovanni de' Medici, known as Giovanni delle Bande Nere
(Forlì 1498 - Mantova 1526)
Italian condottiero
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Temistocle Guerrazzi, 1856

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

19. FRANCESCO FERRUCCI
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Francesco Ferrucci
(Firenze 1489 - Gavinana 1530)
Italian captain from Florence who fought in the Italian Wars
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Pasquale Romanelli, 1847

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

20. GALILEO GALILEI
Signed: costoli

Galileo Galilei
(Pisa 1564 - Arcetri 1642)
Italian polymath: astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Aristodemo Costoli, 1851

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

21. PIER ANTONIO MICHELI
Signed: v. consani di lvcca f. 1856

Pier Antonio Micheli
(Firenze 1679 - Firenze 1737)
Italian botanist
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Vincenzo Consani, 1856

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

22. FRANCESCO REDI
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Francesco Redi
(Arezzo 1626 - Pisa 1698)
Italian physician, naturalist, biologist and poet
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Pietro Costa (?), 1854 or 1880s (Costa was born 1849, but other sources (1, 2) date the statue 1854; the Dizionario Biografico says the statue dates from the 1880s, - an other site gives a sculptor Paolo Costa

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

23. PAOLO MASCAGNI
Signed: lco. caselli s

Paolo Mascagni
(Pomarance 1755 - Chiusdino 1815)
Italian physician, known for his study of human anatomy
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Lodovico Caselli, 1852

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

24. ANDREA CESALPINO
Signed: fedi s.

Andrea Cesalpino
(Arezzo 1519 - Roma 1603)
Italian physician, philosopher and botanist.
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Pio Fedi, 1854

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

25. S. ANTONINO
Signed: g. duprè f. 1854

Antonino Pierozzi, known as sant'Antonino da Firenze
(Firenze 1389 - Montughi 1459)
Italian Dominican friar, who ruled as an Archbishop of Florence
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Giovanni Dupré, 1854

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

26. ACCORSO
No (visible) signature

Accorso di Bagnolo, also Accursio
(Impruneta 1184 - Bologna 1263)
Roman jurist
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Odoardo Fantacchiotti, 1852

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

27. GUIDO ARETINO
Signed: lo nencini f. 1847

Guido monaco, also known as Guido d'Arezzo
(c. 991-992 - after 1033)
Italian music theorist
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Lorenzo Nencini, 1847

Firenze - Statue degli illustri toscani nel loggiato degli Uffizi

28. BENVENUTO CELLINI
Signed: ulisse cambi f. 1845

Benvenuto Cellini
(Firenze 1500 - Firenze 1571)
Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist
(Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Ulisse Cambi, 1845

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Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Caselli, Lodovico
  • Cellini, Benvenuto
  • Cesalpino, Andrea
  • Condottiero
  • Consani, Vincenzo
  • Cosimo de' Medici il Vecchio
  • Costa, Pietro
  • Costoli, Aristodemo
  • Dante Alighieri
  • Demi, Emilio
  • Donatello
  • Duprè, Giovanni
  • Explorer
  • Fantacchiotti, Odoardo
  • Fedi, Pio
  • Ferrucci, Francesco
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Giotto di Bondone
  • Grazzini, Gaetano
  • Guerrazzi, Temistocle
  • Guicciardini. Francesco
  • Guido of Arezzo
  • Historian
  • Humanist
  • Jurist
  • Leoni, Andrea
  • Lorenzo de' Medici
  • Lusini, Giovanni
  • Machiavelli, Niccolò
  • Magi, Luigi
  • Mascagni, Paolo
  • Michelangelo
  • Micheli, Pier Antonio
  • Military leader
  • Musicologist
  • Nencini, Lorenzo
  • Nicola Pisano
  • Orcagna, Andrea
  • Painter
  • Pampaloni, Luigi
  • Petrarca, Francesco
  • Philosopher
  • Physician
  • Politician
  • Polymath
  • Pozzi, Francesco
  • Redi, Francesco
  • Romanelli, Pasquale
  • Santarelli, Emilio
  • Torrini, Girolamo
  • Uberti, Farinata degli
  • Vespucci, Amerigo
  • Vinci, Leonardo da
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 43°46'6" - E 11°15'20")

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