Cacciatori, Benedetto

BORN 1794, Carrara, Toscana - DIED 25 Sep 1871, Carrara, Toscana
GRAVE LOCATION Milano, Lombardia: Cimitero Monumentale, Piazzale Cimitero Monumentale (Necropoli, Edicola 129, Numero 5 )

Benedetto Cacciatori was the son of Lodovico Cacciatori (1760-1854), who was professor of Architecture at the academy of Carrara. There Benedetto was taught by the sculptor Lorenzo Bartolini. He worked with his father on the restoration of the Arco trionfale del Sempione. He continued his studies at the Brera Academy were he was taught by Camillo Pacetti and many other artists. In 1818 he married Pacetti's daughter Maria Angela. With his father-in-law he started a family business.

He created sculptures for the church of Gorgonzola in the 1820s, for the Santa Maria dei Miracoli near San Celso (1826-1827). In Milan he created works for the barrier of the Eastern Gate (1828-1833). His monument to Amedeo VIII of Savoy was commissioned by King Alberto Carlo in 1836. In 1849 he created the monument to Luigi Cagnola that is in the courtyard of the Brera Academy in Milan. He died in 1871 in Carrara but he was buried at the Cimitero Monumentale in Milan.

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The grave of Benedetto Cacciatore at the Cimitero Monumentale, Milano.
Picture by Androom


Benedetto Cacciatori - Wikipedia

Cadinot, Jean Daniel

Published: 21 Oct 2023
Last update: 22 Oct 2023