Gandolfi, Democrito

BORN 1797, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna - DIED 1874, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
GRAVE LOCATION Bologna, Emilia-Romagna: Cimitero monumentale della Certosa di Bologna, Via della Certosa 18 (Chiostro Terzo, arco 12)

Democrito Gandolfi was the son of the painter Mauro Gandolfi (1764-1834). He was trained at the Reale Accademia di Brera in Milan. In 1829 the City of Milan commissioned two statues from him. In 1836 he opened a studio in Corsia dei Servi. After his father Mauro died he made a bust of him for the family tomb on the Certosa cemetery. In 1837 he exhibited his bust of Princess Albani and the next year his bust of Countess Gismondi. He executed many more commissions in Bologna, Brescia, Mantua and other places before his death in Bologna in 1874. He was buried in the same tomb as his father and his grandfather Gaetano (1734-1802).

• Father: Gandolfi, Mauro


The tomb of Gaetano Gandolfi at the Cimitero monumentale della Certosa, Bologna.
Picture by Androom (10 Feb 2017)


Democrito Gandolfi - Wikipedia

Gandolfi, Gaetano

Published: 10 Apr 2022
Last update: 25 Apr 2022