Vincenzo Pacetti (1745-1820)
Aliases: Vincenzo (1745) Pacetti
Vincenzo Pacetti Biography
(b Rome, c. 1745; d Rome, 28 July 1820). Sculptor, restorer and collector. After winning the Concorso Balestra with his terracotta Achilles and Penthesilea (1773; Rome, Accad. N. S Luca), in 1774 he was commissioned to execute the funeral monument to the Grand Master Emanuele Pinto de Fonseca (1776; Valletta Cathedral). In his work as a sculptor and decorator under Antonio Asprucci in the Casino Borghese (177684) can be seen his transition from the late Baroque style to Neo-classicism. For the Borghese Gardens his work included the statue of the Nymph and the reliefs for the Temple of Aesculapius (178590; in situ). His numerous restorations of ancient statues, on which he often collaborated with Francesco Antonio Franzoni (17341818), included the Barberini Faun (Munich, Glyp.), Ganymede Carried off by Jove and Jove in the Form of Diana (both Rome, Vatican, Mus. Pio-Clementino).Grove Art excerpts - Electronic ©2003, Oxford Art Online
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