Giovanni Maria Benzoni

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Giovanni Maria Benzoni (August 28, 1809 – April 28, 1873) was an Italian neoclassical sculptor. He was trained in Rome, where he later set up his own workshop. Benzoni designed some of his sculptures with a production line in mind using other sculptors to produce the works in order to satisfy a growing demand for people on The Grand Tour who wanted culture to take back home. Sculptures by Benzoni of the Veiled Rebecca can be found in the Salar Jung Museum (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Georgia) and the Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, Massachusetts). Examples of his Flight from Pompeii can be found in Todmorden Town Hall, Yorkshire and Ballarat Botanic Gardens, Australia.  ( Wikipedia article )


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