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1872-1955 - Great Portland Street (Westminster) Architecture & Food & Music Restaurateur Mario Pagani was one of many Ticinesi who left their impoverished canton to find work in London. Nothing is known about his background. 1821-1881 - Upper James Street (Westminster) Architecture & Engineering & Radicalism & Theatre & Italy & place: Naples Civil engineer Benedetto Albano was born about 1796 in Naples. Whilst studying architecture in his home town, he became associated with the 1816-1820 - Seymour Terrace (Bromley) Architecture & Sculpture & Italy & place: Valenza Sculptor Giovanni Battista Comolli was born on 19 February 1775 in Valenza, Piedmont. He studied at the Brera Academy in Milan and in Rome, possibly 1770-1810 - Wimpole Street (Marylebone) Architecture & Societies & Engravers & Italy Draughtsman and engraver Benedetto [Benedict] Pastorini was born in Italy (date and place of birth are not known). He had settled in England by the 1772-1795 - Golden Square (Westminster) Architecture & Theatre & Urban Developers & Italy & place: Rome In spite of his Polish name, scene painter and architect Michael Novosielski was born around 1747 in Rome. When he arrived in England is not known, 1760-1790 - Dean Street (Soho) Academies & Architecture & Clubs & Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Genoa Sculptor Agostino Carlini was born around 1718 in Genoa. He is recorded as working at The Hague under the architect Pieter de Swart for William IV 1766-1781 - John Street (Bloomsbury) Architecture & Painting & Italy & place: Venice Painter Antonio Zucchi was born in Venice on 1 May 1726, the son of an engraver. His early style developed from Venetian Rococo to Neo-Classicism 1751-1760 - St James’s Square (Westminster) Architecture & Design & Italy & place: Dogliani Architect and draughtsman Giovanni Battista Borra was born on 27 December 1713 in Dogliani, Piedmont. From 1733 to 1736 he studied under Baroque 1715-1740 - Poland Street (Soho) Architecture & Translations & Italy & place: Venice Venetian architect Giacomo [James] Leoni settled in London early in the second decade of the eighteenth century. His arrival in Britain was 1760-1792 - St Martin’s Lane (Covent Garden) Architecture & Societies & Topography & Swiss & place: Zürich Topographical draughtsman Jacob Schnebbelie was born in Duke’s Court, St Martin’s Lane, on 30 August 1760. His father was a native of Zurich who had 1543-1557 - Strand (Covent Garden) Architecture & Italy & place: Padua Architect John of Padua has been recorded as active at the Royal court between 1543 and 1557. He was granted the position of ‘Deviser of His 1519-1554 - Fleet Street (City of London) Architecture & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Florence Painter Anthony Toto was born in 1499 in Florence, the son of Toto del Nunziata who was a producer of fireworks. He was trained by Ridolfo 1245-1268 - Westminster Abbey (Westminster) Architecture & Church History & Mosaics & Italy & place: Rome In the 1040s King Edward established his Royal Palace by the banks of the Thames. Nearby was a Benedictine monastery which was rebuilt as a large 190-225 - Coleman Street (City of London) Architecture & Romans & Italy & place: Rome In 1957, part of the original London city wall was unearthed between Coleman Street and Basinghall Street. Constructed by the Romans between 1531-1554 - Nonsuch Palace (Surrey) Architecture & Painting & Royalty & Italy & place: Firenze Nonsuch Palace was built by Henry VIII in 1538 just south of London. Many artists from the Continent were involved in the project including