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Baron Carlo Marochetti

Baron Carlo Marochetti

A carte-de-visite portrait of Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-1867), Italian sculptor.

Marochetti had an internationally successful career; he was made a baron in his native country, awarded the Legion of Honour in France, and patronised by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in England, where he worked from 1848. His dramatic style, exemplified in his equestrian statue of Richard the Lionheart (1851-60) outside the Houses of Parliament was however considered rather flashy in England. A miniature copy of the statue, in bronze, appears next to Marochetti in this portrait.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 31 March 1861.

Code: 124665
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