ZOCCHI, Emilio
(b. 1835, Firenze, d. 1913, Firenze)

Biography

Italian sculptor. He studied with Girolamo Torrini (1795-1853), Aristodemo Costoli (1803-1871) and Giovanni Dupré. He is best known for his busts, bas-reliefs and statuettes of classical and Renaissance individuals. He is also renowned for his genre studies executed in great detail. His most famous work is his marble study of the young Michelangelo (Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence). He was also commissioned to produce the bas relief decoration on the façade of Santa Croce, Florence.

He was the teacher of his son Arnoldo Zocchi (1862-1940) and his cousin Cesare Zocchi (1851-1922).



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