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ALGAROTTI, Francesco (1712 - 1764), Engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALGAROTTI, Francesco (1712 - 1764), Engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1712, in Venice; died 1764, in Pisa.

Engraver, draughtsman.

[not available online]Son of a wealthy merchant, Algarotti showed early artistic leanings and started to produce etchings. Frederick the Great invited him to his court and ennobled him. Algarotti was fascinated by art history and, in 1763, published a volume on the subject, which was subsequently translated into several European languages. A

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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