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Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727-1785), decorative painter and draughtsman

John Ingamells

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/5421
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727-1785), decorative painter and draughtsman

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Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727-1785), decorative painter and draughtsman, was born in Florence, Italy, but spent the last thirty years of his life in London, where he became one of the great backroom figures of the neo-classic style in England Waterhouse, 18c Painters, 81. He is not to be confused with ...

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