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date: 18 September 2019

Gisleni, Giovanni Battistalocked

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Poland.

Born 1600, in Rome; died 3 May 1672, in Rome.

Sculptor. Portraits, animals. Medallions, stage sets.

School of Rome.

Giovanni Battista Gisleni was an architect by training. He worked particularly in Poland for King Sigismond III, King Ladislas IV and King Jan Casimir Wasa on stage sets, court festivities and funerals. His only artistic work in Rome, to where he returned in ...

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