Pietro Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti

Pietro Carlo Giovanni Batista Marochetti, Baron Marochetti in the nobility of Sardinia, sculptor, was born on the 14th January 1805 in Turin. Marochetti was educated in France and by 1830 had identified himself as a sculptor. In addition to multiple international commissions, Marochetti exhibited and created a number of works in England. He exhibited a seated of a Winged Victory, part of his proposed monunment in the garden of Apsley House, London, overlooking Rotten Row, in 1859. He also erected a series of statues of the great engineers Isambard Kingdom Brunel, George Stephenson, and Joseph Locke in the Victoria Embankment, Euston Station, and Locke Parke, Barnsley, Yorkshire, respectively. In 1861 Marochetti was commissioned by Queen Victoria to create a private monument to Prince Albert in the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, in Windsor Great Park. Marochetti died at Passy, near Paris, on the 29th December 1867.

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