Benedetto Pistrucci (1784-1855), Medallist
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Benedetto Pistrucci was an Italian gem-engraver, medallist and sculptor. In 1815 Pistrucci sought patronage in London; from 1816 he worked at the Royal Mint, producing coinage dies for George III and George IV, and was appointed Chief Medallist in 1828, with William Wyon as Chief Engraver. He made the official coronation medals for George IV and for Victoria. Pistrucci also made portrait busts.