Il Bresciano: Bronze-Caster of Renaissance Venice
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About the Author
Charles Avery is a specialist on European sculpture, particularly Italian, French, English and Flemish. A graduate of Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art, he later obtained a doctorate from Cambridge. He is a Cavaliere of the Order of Merit of Italy, and has been a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities of London and a Trustee of the British-Italian Society.He was Deputy Keeper of Sculpture at the Victoria & Albert Museum for twelve years, then a Director of Christie's for a decade: since 1990 he has been an independent historian, writer and lecturer. His published works include Giambologna; The Complete Sculpture; Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes in the Frick Art Museum; Donatello: An Introduction; David Le Marchand (1674-1726): 'An Ingenious Man for Carving in Ivory'; Bernini, Genius of the Baroque; The Triumph of Motion: Francesco Bertos (1678-1741), A School of Dolphins and Joseph de Levis & Company: Renaissance Bronze-founders in Verona (PWP).