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Torré, Giovanni Battistalocked

(fl. 1753–1776)
  • Gavin Carver


Torré, Giovanni Battista (fl. 1753–1776), pyrotechnician and print publisher, was born in Italy and studied under the scene-painter Servandoni. He first travelled to London in 1753 to work with the Brock family on their firework displays at Marylebone Gardens. However, until 1771 he resided mostly in ...

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