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Giovanni Battista Cipriani
18 c. Neoclassical Painter, printmaker
Italian, (1727–1785)
Florentine decorative painter and designer, active mainly in England. In 1756 he was brought to London by the architect Sir William Chambers and the sculptor Wilton, the later of whom he met in Rome. Created the decoration of many public buildings and private homes. Taught at the Royal Academy. Responsible for numerous decorative designs (many engraved by his friend Bartolozzi).

Bolaffi; Encyc. world art; RILA/BHA; Thieme-Becker.


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