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1861-1894 - Gray’s Inn Road (Holborn)

Many sculptors employed professional plaster workers or sculptors’ moulders to undertake specialist work in the production process. It was very much an Italian profession. Plaster cast figure maker Raffaello Sani was born around 1834. He was in London by 1861 when he married Emilia Caproni in the Holborn district. In the 1871 census, he was listed as living at no. 162 Gray’s Inn Road as a plaster modeller and caster with his father-in-law, Louis Caproni. He was in business as a partner in Caproni & Sani, at 178 High Holborn in 1891. Sani died in 1894 in London.

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