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MARCHESI, Pompeo (1789 - 1858), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MARCHESI, Pompeo (1789 - 1858), Sculptor

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 11 August 1789, near Como; died 7 February 1858, in Milan.


A pupil of Canova, Pompeo Marchesi is remembered principally for his statues of King Carlo Emanuele in Novara, Alessandro Volta in Como and Goethe in Frankfurt. Marchesi sculpted two statues of Emperor Franz I of Austria, one for the imperial castle in Graz and the other, in collaboration with

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