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Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.
Female bronze and marble bust, ring of ivy on head, Valadier in gold font down left brown border.

Valadier

Splendour in Eighteenth-Century Rome

Edited by Geraldine Leardi

£48.00

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  • A magnificent catalogue that reproduces the stunning and yet refined artwork of Luigi Valadier, one of the great artists of the 18th century
  • Features the complete reproduction of the only extant album of drawings by Valadier and his workshop
Full Description

Luigi Valadier, son of the French-born Andrea, obtained his silversmith license in 1760 and became one of the most celebrated artists in Europe, working for the noble families of Rome (Borghese, Odescalchi, Chigi, Orsini), cardinals and popes and a broad international clientele which included the Duke of Northumberland, Madame du Barry, the Balì of Malta, Jacques-Laure Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, the King of Sweden, Karl Theodor, Elector of Bavaria, the Count of the North, heir to the Russian throne, etc. His workshop situated near Piazza di Spagna employed dozens of craftsmen and produced not only silverware but also bronze statues, often copies of ancient sculptures, magnificent clocks, vases in precious marbles, lamps, huge candelabras, furniture, desers, reliquaries and liturgical vessels, and much more. In 1785 while completing commissions for the Borghese prince and working on the cast of the enormous bell of St Peter’s, he committed suicide by drowning in the Tiber river, possibly due to the severe economic challenges from which his extraordinary workshop was suffering.

About the Author
Geraldine Leardi is a curator at the Galleria Borghese in Rome.
Specifications
Publisher
Officina Libraria
ISBN
9788833670591
Published
25th Mar 2020
Binding
Hardback
Territory
World excluding Italy and France
Size
280 mm x 228 mm
Pages
376 Pages
Illustrations
307 color, 6 b&w
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