Vittorio Emanuele Taparelli d’Azeglio 1874 Caricature
The Marquis D’Azeglio Vanity Fair Print . Original Lithograph with the caption at the bottom of the print: Il Marchese, Published: 20-Jun-1874 Signed by: APE, Carlo Pellegrini . Dimensions approximately 26cm x 38cm.
Vittorio Emanuele Taparelli d’Azeglio (17 September 1816 – 24 April 1890) was an Italian diplomat and politician born in Turin. He was descended from Piedmontese nobility, the Marchesi d’Azeglio . His father was Roberto d’Azeglio, older brother of statesman Massimo d’Azeglio. He served as a Sardinian diplomat and eventually as minister, including postings to Bavaria, Vienna, The Hague, St Petersburg, London and Paris.
He was a co-founder of the St James’s Club in London in 1857. He was an art collector, and was for a time President of the Burlington Fine Arts Club in London. On his retirement from the diplomatic service in 1871 he was appointed a senator in the 11th Legislature of the Kingdom of Italy.
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