Domenico Brucciani(1815-1880), Sculptor
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.
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