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Baron Carlo Marochetti of Vaux, R.A.

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(Pietro) Carlo Giovanni Battista Marochetti was born in Turin (Torino) in 1805. His family moved to Paris when he was still a child, where he became a French citizen and studied sculpture under Baron François-Joseph Bosio. Marochetti created a panel on the Arc de Triomphe. In 1844 whilst still in Paris he created a statue of Wellington for Glasgow. In 1848 he fled to London. He is particularly celebrated for his theatrical equestrian statues (London, Leeds, Windsor, Bangalore, two in Turin, and three in Glasgow, etc.). In his early twenties, Marochetti was enobled by the King of Sardinia. I have not been able to confirm a suggestion that he received the Légion d'Honneur from France. In France and Britain he was also known as Charles. He died in 1867, and is buried in Vaux-sur-Seine, Yvelines, in quite a modest tomb of his own design. See Biographical sketch



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Taken circa 1860