Verschaffelt, Pieter Van (1710-1793)

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Pieter Van Verschaffelt, Flemish sculptor, was born in Gand in 1710 and died in Mannheim in 1793. He was a pupil of Bouchardon in Paris and since 1737 conducted his activity in Italy: the bronze angel on the top of Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome. In 1752 he settled in Mannheim where left his most important works: decoration of castle of Mannheim and of gardens of Schwetzingen; here he was also a director of the Academy of the Fine Arts.

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