(b. 1789, Torano, Massa e Carrara, d. 1869, Roma)
Monument of Pius VIII1853-66
Basilica di San Pietro, Vatican
This monument was commissioned by the Cardinal Albani, the figures were moved from the Vatican grottoes to the monument in 1857. The figures are the kneeling pontiff and seated Christ as well as Saints Peter (left) and Paul (right); the base reliefs are Prudence (left) and Justice (right).