Bianconi, Giovanni Lodovico

Date born: 1717

Place born: Bologna, Italy

Date died: 1781

Place died: Perugia, Italy

doctor, scientist, scholar, art historian; purchased Raphael’s Sistine Madonna (c. 1512–14), in 1753 for the Dresden Gemäldegalerie, wrote important monographs on Piranesi (1779), Mengs ( 1780) and antiquarian work, Descrizione dei circhi particolarmente di quello di Caracalla (1789).

Home Country: Italy

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