Carlo Albacini

Italian Sculptor, dealer, restorer active 1770 to after 1807. Carved copies and restored antiquities for Henry Blundell.

active 1770 - after 1807 according to Oxford Dictionary of Art, but Wikipedia has 1739-1807 and WAG Scala Guide (1994 ed) had 1735-1813.

Albacini trained in the studio of Bartolomeo Cavaceppi. He made copies of antiquities and restored ancient sculptures for visitors to Rome. In common with many other sculptors at the time, Albacini was also a dealer in antiquities.

For further details check I. Bignamini & C. Hornby 'Digging and Dealing in 18th-century Rome' (Yale University Press, London & New Haven), 2010; and Brendan Cassidy ed. 'The Life & Letters of Gavin Hamilton' 2 vols (Brepols, Turnhout) 2012.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    Italian
  • Born
    1735 about
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy
  • Died
    1813 about
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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