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187?-1915 - Leather Lane (Holborn) Artists’ Models & Painting & Sculpture Artists’ model Gaetano Valvona was born in 1857 into a family of shepherds. He arrived in London at some time in the 1870s still wearing the 1870-1921 - Waterford Road (Fulham) Clubs & Sculpture Sculptor Aristide Luigi Fabbrucci was born around 1859 in Florence, the son Luigi [Louis] Fabbrucci, also a sculptor. His father moved from Paris to 1868-1913 - Upper Cheyne Row (Chelsea) sculpture & plaster Sculptors Joseph and Vincent Biglioski were born in Rome in 1827 and 1832. Joseph moved to London in 1868, and Vincent followed in 1881. Joseph 1872-1906 - Upper Cheyne Row (Chelsea) Law & Radicalism & Sculpture Sculptor Angelo Castioni was born in 1834 in Stabio in canton of Ticino. He took refuge in London in 1872 having been involved in the Paris Commune 1865 -1916 - Masboro Road West (Hammersmith) Artists’ Models & Painting & Photography & Sculpture & Italy & place: Picinisco Artists’ model Angelo Colarossi was born in 1838 in the Abruzzo village of Picinisco. Arriving in England in the mid-1860s, he settled in the 1861-1894 - Gray’s Inn Road (Holborn) Sculpture & Italy Many sculptors employed professional plaster workers or sculptors’ moulders to undertake specialist work in the production process. It was very much 1861-1893 - Cale Street (Chelsea) Sculpture & Italy Many sculptors employed professional plaster workers or sculptors’ moulders to undertake specialist work in the production process. It was very much 1840-1894 - Regent Street (West End) Art Dealers & Sculpture & Italy & place: Volterra Marble merchant, statuary, and art dealer Egisippo Luigi Norchi was born around 1812 in Volterra, Tuscany. Date of his arrival in Britain is not 1865-1914 - Piccadilly Circus (Westminster) Aesthetics & Artist Models & Painting & Sculpture & Sex & Italy The Slade School of Art was established at University College London, Gower Street, in 1870. Its first Professor of Fine Art was Edward Poynter who 1834-1874 - Myddleton Street (Clerkenwell) Sculpture & Italy & place: Lucca Plaster cast maker Giovanni Ferdinando Franchi was born around 1812 in Lucca. He settled in London around 1834. By around 1851, working from 1625-1628 - Hampton court Collections & Italy & Painting & Royalty & Sculpture & place: Mantua The Gonzaga family ruled Mantua from 1328 and its members were notable sponsors of art. Mantegna was their court artist and they patronised many 1803-1847 - Queen Street (Bloomsbury) Sculpture & Italy & place: Barga Modeller and plaster figure maker Matthew Mazzoni was born Giovanni Matteo Mazzoni in 1781 in Barga, Tuscany. He moved to England around 1803. He 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 1815-1855 - Tower of London (City of London) Engravers & Medallists & Numismatics & Sculpture & Italy & place: Rome Cameo cutter and medallist Benedetto Pistrucci was born on 24 May 1783 in Rome. He was trained by Nicola Morelli. At Rome’s Scuola del Nudo (school 1792-1839 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Como Sculptor Peter Turnerelli was born in Belfast, the son of Iacomo [James] Turnerelli. His grandfather was a refugee whose surname was Tognarelli and 1777-1850 - Leather Lane (Holborn) Sculpture & Trade & Italy Plaster figure maker Dominico Cardosi was born in Tuscany some time during the first decade of the nineteenth century. He was in England by 1830, if 1816-1837 - Upper King Street (Bloomsbury) Museums & Sculpture & Italy & place: Vetriano Plaster cast figure maker and moulder Pietro Angelo [Peter] Sarti was born in 1793 at Vetriano in the province of Lucca. Having worked in France 1789-1815 - Marylebone Street (Marylebone) Royalty & Sculpture & Trade & Commerce Plaster figure maker, sculptor, and mason Bartholomew Papera was born around 1749 in Italy. He arrived in London in or before 1789 speaking little 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 1770-1778 - Union Street (Southwark) Sculpture & Italy & place: Rome Sculptor Giuseppe Angelini was born in 1742 in Rome. He studied under Bartolomeo Cavaceppi for whom he carried out a considerable amount of 1773-1781 - Dean Street (Soho) Academies & Radicalism & Sculpture & Italy & place: Rome Sculptor Giuseppe Ceracchi was born in Rome on 4 July 1751. He was apprenticed to Tommaso Righi and then continued his studies at the Accademia di 1733-1869 - Leicester Square (Westminster) Hotels & Politics & Sculpture & Italy William Hogarth’s success as an artist enabled him to purchase the Golden Head, a house at the south-eastern corner of Leicester Square where he 1881-1937 - Waterford Road (Fulham) Sculpture & Swiss & place: Stetten Sculptor Conrad Bührer was born around 1852 in Stetten. He trained in Zurich, Frankfurt-am-Main, and Paris where he was a fellow-student of Alfred 1632-1642 - Palace of Whitehall (Westminster) Collections & Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Florence Sculptor Francesco Fanelli was born on 17 December 1577 in Florence where he was apprenticed to the Giovanni Bandini. By August 1605, Fanelli and 1520-1529 - Hampton Court (East Molesey) Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Maiano Sculptor Giovanni da Maiano was born around 1486 in Maiano, Fiesole, the son of Benedetto da Maiano, also a sculptor. He was employed by Henry VIII 1506-1520 - St Peter’s (Westminster) Royalty & Sculpture & Italy & place: Florence Sculptor Pietro Torrigiano was born in Florence on 24 November 1472. He was one of a group of youngsters who studied art under the patronage of 1960-1967 - New Bond Street (Westminster) Art Dealers & Galleries & Sculpture & Italy & place: Naples Art dealer and gallery holder Christian Mario Balthasar Faerber was born in Naples in 1901, the son of a Swiss engineer who, in 1880, had been 1519-1540 - Hampton Court (East Molesey) Sculpture & Italy & place: Canapale Sculptor Benedetto Grazzini, known as Benedetto da Rovezzano, was born in 1474 in Canapale, Pistoia. He trained in the circle of Giuliano da 1870-1893 - Waterford Road (Fulham) Clubs & Sculpture & Italy & place: Florence Sculptor Luigi [Louis] Fabbrucci was born in 1829 in Florence. He studied at the local Academy under Aristodemo Costoli. In 1853 he created his 1860-1925 - Leather Lane (Holborn) Sculpture & Italy & place: Lucca Moulder and plaster cast figure maker Daniele [Daniel] Landi was born around 1838 in Lucca. His parents had taken the family to London at an unknown 1778-1796 - Union Street (Southwark) Sculpture & Italy & Place: Verona Sculptor Giovanni Battista Locatelli was born in Verona on 17 November 1734. He worked in Venice and Milan, and his work was known amongst British 1761-1805 - Newman Street (Fitzrovia) Sculpture & Trade & Commerce Scagliola maker Domenico Bartoli was born in Livorno (further details are lacking). The earliest evidence of his presence in London dates from 1761