Domenico Brucciani (1815-1880)
Artist associated with 23 portraits
Plaster figure maker. Born near Lucca, Italy, Brucciani came to England with his father. He established a Gallery of Casts in Covent Garden and became the leading figure maker in London. He worked for the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum), the British Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, taking casts of items in their collections and of monuments elsewhere..
by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1512-1518)
On display at Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, in the exhibition 'Church versus State: Religious Art and Power in Renaissance England'