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Gasparo Luigi Pacifico Spontini (1779-1851)
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Gasparo Luigi Pacifico Spontini (1779-1851)


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Description Gasparo Luigi Pacifico Spontini (1779-1851), Italian composer, settled in Paris where he made his reputation with works performed at the Théâtre-Italien and the Opéra-Comique. Empress Josephine appointed him her personal music director, and in 1812, Friedrich Wilhelm III named Spontini director of music at Berlin, where he stayed until the king's death in 1840.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Bottom center: DAVID; [Date] Bottom center: 1830; [Inscription] On left: SPONTINI; [Inscription] On obverse: FUMIÈRE / ET CIE SUCRS - THIEBAUT FRES / PARIS
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1830
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.830
Measurements
Diam: 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm)
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