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Giuseppe Valaperta
Date: 1764 - 1817
Remarks: Best known for the sculptures he executed in the U. S. Capitol in 1816-1817 and for wax relief minature portraits of eminent Americans. The "Federal gazette and Baltimore Daily Advertiser" reported on Sept. 28, 1815 that Valaperta arrived in NY three months earlier and stated that he had "taken the likeness of several respectable gentlemen in NY"