Sunday, March 22, 2009

Giuseppe and Francesco Bianchi

Medal struck 1869
To commemorate the First Ecumenical Council in Rome
The work of Giuseppe and Francesco Bianchi
74g: 191.25

Giuseppe Bianchi (1808-1877) and his son, Francesco Bianchi (1842- 1918) were both Papal engravers

Giuseppe Bianchi was the chief Papal engraver at the Pontifical Mint from 1852

His son, Francesco was a Professor at the Accademia di S. Luca and chief engraver for the Vatican from 1876 onwards