46. Funerary monument to Alfred Lowell Putnam
by Camillo Torreggiani
Alfred Lowell Putnam was a young American tourist of the Protestant faith. When he died of cholera in Ferrara in 1855, his family wanted him to be entombed here, even if outside the consecrated area. The rectangular funerary monument, designed by Camillo Torreggiani, consists of four vertically tapering Doric columns, at the centre of which lies a sarcophagus covered by a cloth. The frame includes plant-motif carvings with masks in the corners, while the upper part of the entablature features straight and inverted moulding and Tuscan listels.