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BALLANTI, Giovan Battista (1762 - 1835), Sculptor, modeller

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BALLANTI, Giovan Battista (1762 - 1835), Sculptor, modeller

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1762, in Faenza; died 1835.

Sculptor, modeller.

Ballanti started out as an engraver but then turned exclusively to sculpture. He travelled in 1826 to Venice, Padua, Ferrara and Rome in order to familiarise himself with the work of leading artists of the age. On his return to Faenza he started to teach, and went on to influence a large number

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