Teodoro Francesco Bottinelli (1886-1933) was an Italian sculptor who worked on the carving under Augustus Lukeman. Lukeman was too busy to visit the carving site regularly and needed assistance. In 1927, George Weiblen's father Albert assigned Teodoro Bottinelli, a talented sculptor from the Albert Weiblen Marble & Granite Company in New Orleans, to the project.
Photo by Barbara Munson
His monument at Metairie Cemetery in Louisiana includes a granite likeness of the head of Robert E. Lee.