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Agostino Carlini; Francesco Bartolozzi; Giovanni Battista Cipriani
(b Florence, 1727; d London, 14 Dec. 1785). Florentine decorative painter and designer, active mainly in England. In 1755 he was brought to London by the architect Sir William Chambers and the sculptor Joseph Wilton, who had met him in Rome. He was employed in the decoration of many public buildings and private houses and in some cases designed such architectural details as plasterwork, woodwork, and stonecarving.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)