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Benedetto Pistrucci, Italian medallist & gem-engraver, 1784-1855

by L. Forrer

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Published by Spink & Son in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesBiographical dictionary of medallists.
Statementby L. Forrer
ContributionsPistrucci, Benedetto, 1783-1855
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25907879M
OCLC/WorldCa18849364

Benedetto Pistrucci was the most celebrated gem engraver and medallist in Europe during the first half of the 19th century. Trained in Rome, he moved to London in , where he was employed at the Royal Mint from He quickly gained a reputation as a virtuoso modeller and engraver, being appointed Chief Medallist in Italian medallist Benedetto Pistrucci (), who is proficient in the use of the reducing pantograph, installs the machine and instructs workers at Royal Mint in its use. (*) In France an ingenuous machinist Ambrose Wohlgemuth builds a ’’medal and cameo reducing and engraving lathe.".

Spanning six centuries and seven countries, the Middeldorf Collection—assembled by the late eminent art historian Ulrich Middeldorf—provides an extraordinary overview of major personalities and of political, social, cultural, and religious events as depicted in more than medals and plaquettes. Illustrated in full color and accompanied by extensive documentation are commemorations of Reviews: 1. In the world's most famous electrotype medal was made for the Battle of Waterloo after medallist Benedetto Pistrucci () had taken three decades to model it. Pinches had to electrolytically cast it because it was too large to strike with a pair of dies.

medal conceived by 19thcentury Italian gem engraver Benedetto Pistrucci. This medal took 30 years to complete and bears the image of the four allied sovereigns George, Prince Regent, Francis II of Austria, Alexander I of Russia and King Frederick William III of Prussia. Although the story of each medallist who arrived over the centuries is. Benedetto Pistrucci. Benedetto Pistrucci (29 May – 16 September ) was an Italian gem-engraver, medallist and coin engraver, probably best known for his Saint George and the Dragon design for the British sovereign coin. New!!: George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and Benedetto Pistrucci See more» Bibliomania (book).


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Benedetto Pistrucci, Italian medallist & gem-engraver, 1784-1855 by L. Forrer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Benedetto Pistrucci, Italian medallist & gem-engraver, Item PreviewPages:   PISTRUCCI, BENEDETTO (–), gem-engraver and medallist, born in Rome on 29 Maywas the second son of Federico Pistrucci, judge of the high criminal court of Rome, by his wife Antonia Greco.

He inherited a physical peculiarity in having his hands and feet covered with a thick callous skin. Medallist Benedetto Pistrucci was an Italian gem-engraver, medallist and sculptor.

In Pistrucci sought patronage in London; from he worked Italian medallist & gem-engraver the Royal Mint, producing coinage dies for George III and George IV, and was appointed Chief Medallist inwith William Wyon as Chief Engraver.

Biography Medallist, coin-engraver and gem-engraver; trained as a gem engraver in Rome and from at the Royal Mint in London making coinage dies and medals.

Benedetto Pistrucci was born in Rome on 29 May While working in Italy, he gained a reputation as an outstandingly talented gem engraver. His fame spread far and wide and he was invited to come to England by the Prince Regent, the son of George III.

George and the Dragon, in the central roundel closely resembles that for the Sovereign coin designed by Benedetto Pistrucci () issued inbut there are several minor improvements including the equipping of the saint with a lance. The border frieze of horsemen is based on the Parthenon sculptures.

London hallmarks for Benedetto Pistrucci () was born and educated in Rome. At the age of 15, he was placed with the gem-engraver Nicolo Morelli (–), whose patrons included the Pope and Emperor Napoleon.

His talent for carved cameos was quickly evident as he obtained first prize in sculpture from the drawing academy at Campidoglio. Artist: Medalist: Benedetto Pistrucci (Italian, –, active England) Date: Medium: Gold Accession: On view in: Not on view Nymph and Swan Artist: Cameo by Benedetto Pistrucci (Italian, –, active England) Date: ca.

–40 Medium: Agate cameo; gold mount with black enamel Accession: On view in: Gallery Benedetto Pistrucci was an Italian gem-engraver, medallist and coin engraver, probably best known for his Saint George and the Dragon design for the British sovereign coin.

Pistrucci was commissioned by the British government to create the large Waterloo Medal, a. Pistrucci, Benedetto, Benedetto Pistrucci was an Italian-born sculptor, medalist, and gem-engraver. He moved to England and began working at the Royal Mint, where he became Chief Medalist.

Among his many designs were coronation medals for George IV and Victoria, and the Waterloo medal, commissioned in but never released. Benedetto Pistrucci, nado o 29 de maio de en Roma e finado en Virginia Water, Surrey, Inglaterra, o 16 setembro defoi un gravador de moeda e medallista italiano coñecido particularmente polo deseño de San Xurxo e o Dragón que caracteriza os soberanos británicos de ouro, e pola medalla conmemorativa da Batalla de Waterloo.

[1] [2]. Cameo of Pistrucci (ca.by his daughter, Elisa) Benedetto Pistrucci (29 May – 16 September ) was a distinguished Italian Gem-engraver, medallist and coin-engraver who became Chief-medallist at the Royal Mint in England.

Benedetto Pistrucci(29 May –16 September ) was an Italian gem-engraver, medallistand coin engraver, probably best known for his Saint George and the Dragondesign for the British sovereign coin.

Pistrucci was commissioned by the British government to create the large Waterloo Medal, a project which took him thirty years to complete. Marsh, Michael A., Benedetto Pistrucci, principal engraver and chief medallist of the Royal Mint, (Hardwick: Michael A.

Marsh, ). Marsh, Michael A., Pope Pius IX by Raffaele Pistrucci () Martini, Rodolfo, Catalogo della medaglie delle civiche raccolte numismatiche.

Pistrucci was an Italian gem engraver who worked at the Royal Mint from and later became Chief Engraver. The sitter here was a Master of the Mint. Pistrucci worked in a pared-down Neo-classical style and brought a continental influence to the English medal. Benedetto Pistrucci (Italian, ), model begunproduced A pair of framed bronze medals commemorating the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.

Marked to bottom of one medal and to frame. Approx: Author of Biographical dictionary of medallists, Benedetto Pistrucci, Italian medallist & gem-engraver,Biographical dictionary of medallists, Portraits of royal ladies on Greek coins, The Wyons, Notes sur les signatures de graveurs sur les monnaies grecques, Biographical dictionary of medallists: coin, gem, and seal-engravers, mint-masters, &c., ancient and modern, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists.

by the publisher. Taking great interest in art and an amateur artist himself, he collected engraved gems and coins and subsequently published this textbook on the subject, including an autobiography of the Italian gem-engraver, medallist and coin engraver Benedetto Pistrucci.

Index and publisher's advertisement at rear. The work concludes with a translation, by Mrs Billing. of the partial autobiography of the Italian engraver Benedetto Pistrucci (), who became chief medallist at the Royal Mint.

Pistrucci's biography is then completed [by Billing?]. Benedetto Pistrucci () was a Roman gem-engraver, medallist and sculptor. In he sought patronage in London and from he worked extensively at the Royal Mint before being made its director in.

Benedetto Pistrucci: Italian Medallist and Gem Engraver ± L Forrer; Forrer, L. Benedetto Pistrucci: Italian Medallist and Gem Engraver ± Sussex University Press.Pistrucci, Benedetto, The Waterloo medal; an address before the Numismatic & antiquarian society of Philadelphia.

(Philadelphia, Franklin printing house, ), also by Isaac Myer and Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia (page images at HathiTrust).Benedetto Pistrucci; Italian medalist and gem-engraver, Spink, London, Frey, Albert Romer.

The dated European coinage prior to New York, Frossard, Edouard. Franco-American jetons. priv. pub., New York,(reprint).

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