Capparoni, Gaspare


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(b Rome, 20 June 1761; d Rome, 13 Dec 1808). Italian gem-engraver. His works, signed ΚΑΠ, ΚΑΠΠΑ, ΚΑΠΠΑΡΟΝΙ and capparoni, include engravings in both intaglio and cameo, although he seems to have preferred the latter technique. Among his documented signed works are: Maecenas (Rome, priv. col.); Hebe Giving Water to the Eagle (Vienna, Ksthist. Mus.); a Veiled Head of a Woman (St Petersburg, Hermitage); and a bust of Napoleon, copied from a statue by Antonio Canova (1757-1822) (London, Apsley House).

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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