Ercole Parlanti (1871 - 1955)
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Son of Antonio Parlanti and brother of Alessandro Parlanti (c.1862-1921 or later). Came to Britain c.1897 and worked for Alessandro at his bronze foundry in Parson’s Green Lane. Ercole set up his own foundry in West Kensington in 1918-9, which in March 1926 became a limited company, with Ercole, his son Conrad and Mervyn Lambert as directors. The business entered into liquidation in 1926 and Parlanti himself was subject to bankruptcy proceedings in 1927. Three years later Ercole founded Parlanti’s Ltd, perhaps with his son Conrad, in Winders Road, Battersea. Ercole wrote ‘Casting a Torso in Bronze by the Cire Perdue Process’, published in 1953 by Alec Tiranti Ltd.
Born: 1871 in Rome