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Luigi Melchiorre Wikipedia
Luigi Melchiorre (Valenza, Piedmont, 1859- After 1908 ) was an Italian sculptor.
He first studied at the Accademia Albertina in Turin, then traveled to Florence and finally to Rome to work under Giacomo Ginotti. He moved back to reside in Turin.
In 1881 at Milan, in 1881, he sculpted a plaster monument depicting the Genius of Columbus and a bust of King Umberto I, and a statuette titled Il micino. In 1883 at Rome, he exhibited La scritta nuziale and The wife of Claudius. In 1884 at Turin, he exhibited a marble statuette titled L'importuno and a bust depicting: Mary Magdalene. In 1886, he exhibited la Pieta and Vinsi; in 1887, Turin, Cleopatra, and Luce ed Arte; at the 1888 Zootecnica, In Processione; in 1889, Giuseppe Garibaldi and San Giovanni, in 1890, La Cantoniera and Portatrices d'acqua, in 1891, Lylium puritatis, and in 1892, Tibicino. In 1893, he exhibited: Rosa Mistica, Battle of Dogali, a portrait of Benvenuto Cellini, Wife of Lot, Primavera della vita, and La Musa di Verdi.
He completed a number of monuments, including one dedicated to the Duke of Genoa for the Venaria Reale, a Monument to Garibaldi erected in Valenza, the funereal monument of Comm. Scavia in Castellazzo Bormida (Province of Alessandria), and that of Signor Vaccari in Valenza, and of the Soldiers Fallen in Africa erected in the town of Valenza. His sculptures of St Alessandro, Carlo, Siro and Louis decorate the facade of Santi Alessandro e Carlo in Alessandria. He continued to exhibit till 1908.