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 Giuseppe Valaperta  ( - 1817)

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Lived/Active: District Of Columbia / Italy      Known for: sculptor-wax portrait

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BIOGRAPHY for Giuseppe Valaperta
(Milan, Italy)
1817 (Washington District Of Columbia)

District Of Columbia / Italy

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A native of Milan, Italy, Giuseppe Valaperta became a sculptor who was prominent in the early 19th century in Washington DC. Early in his career, he worked in Geno; in Madrid for Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain; and in France at the palace of Malmaison before Napolean's downfall in 1815. He arrived in DC in the fall of 1815, and for two years was employed as a sculptor at the National Capital. Among his works was a frieze with an eagle on the south wall of Statuary Hall.

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