Lorenzo Metalli (1807–1847)

An Italian draughtsman, painter, and engraver, born at Varallo Sesia, Piedmont. He began to devote himself to drawing and engraving, and was a pupil of the painter Vittorio Avondo at Varallo. He then studied at the Academy of Milan, and that of Turin, struggling at times due to lack of means, but his progress was rapid and was amongst the best pupils of his class. A prolific artist, two of his prominent works were the drawings he completed for the numismatic history of the Savoy rulers, and those published in La Reale Galleria di Torino illustrata in 1836. In 1842 Metalli was made honorary professor at the Academy of Turin. He died at Turin.









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