The famous sculptor Santo Varni (1807-1885) was famous especially for two sculptures he did in Genoa:
The huge statue "Allegory of Faith" which is in the center of the cemetery and the "Monument to Christopher Columbus" in Genoa. I made a picture of the Allegory myself so i don't need to link somwhere else. It's a huge one (about 9 Meters high) and though it is an impressing work of art i would't consider it the best of him. Take a look for yourself....
His best work as far as i'm concerned is his own tomb. His wife passed away before him and he made a sculpture of her which is astonishingly beautiful.
Especially her back, her feet and the draped clothing around her.... It's an amazingly and stunningly beautiful piece of art.
Don't ask me why he put that dog beside her but as you can see it was easy for me to take some pictures that ignore that dog.