Antonio Canova
sculptor; b. Novomber 1, 1757; d. October 12, 1822.
Canova was born at Possagno near Treviso, Italy. His most important work in Rome is the monument of the Pope Clement XIII in S. Peter. He designed also the monument to Clement XIV in the church of the S. Apostoli. In the last years of his life he erected a temple (the church of la Trinit) at Possagno, in which he endeavoured to combine the rotunda of the Pantheon with the facade of the Parthenon.

John Carter
architectural draughtsman; b. June 22, 1748 (in Ireland); d. September 8, 1817.
Carter illustrated Richard Gough's Sepulchral Monuments and History of Croyland Abbey and published Specimens of Ancient Sculpture and Painting now remaining in England (2 vols., folio,1780, etc.).

James Gandon
architect; b. February 29, 1742 (London); d. December 24, 1823.
A pupil of Sir William Chambers. With John Woolfe of the board of works he published two volumes in continuation of the Vitruvius Britannicus of Colin Campbell. In 1780 he designed the customhouse, and in 1786 the House of Commons in Dublin, and August 1, 1795, laid the first stone of the Inns of Court in Henrietta Street, Dublin.

Louis-Alexandre Trouard, Plan for a College (First Prize, Prix de Rome Competition: 1780).




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