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Museum Label:
Athlete (or Gladiator?)
20th-century bronze cast from unidentified original

Chiurazzi Description:
Athlete by Antonio Calý, a  Neapolitan artist contemporary with Canova which he worked with.

Artist info:

Bishop Antonio Cali' SArdo dei Baroni di St. Carlo

Antonio Calý (1788-1828)

He was a priest, but also an artist, sculptor and painter. He worked in marble and bronze.

He was a native of Naples.

Antonio Cali' was president of the Academy of the Zelati (sacred Zeal).

He worked with the famous Italian scuptor Antonio Canova, famous for his Neoclassical art. Active in France and Italy. Celebrated for his Funerial monuments.

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