(1780 - 1840)
Antonio Capellano was active/lived in New York, Maryland, District Of Columbia / Italy. Antonio Capellano is known for portrait bust and allegorical figure sculpture.
Biography Antonio Capellano
Antonio Capellano was an early 19th century sculptor, who in several ways was associated with early history in the United States. His portrait bust of George Washington, now in the Peale Museum, is the 'first' piece of gallery
sculpture owned by the city of Baltimore. Capellano began working in that city in 1815, when he was hired to do a marble statue atop the Battle of Baltimore Monument, a commemoration of the Battle of North Point, which in 1814 was a turning point in the War of 1812. His work is a female figure representing Baltimore wearing a crown of victory and holding a laurel wreath in one hand and a ship's rudder in the other hand. The monument, located in downtown Baltimore, is the 'first' American-buil
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