On June 29th 1779, the German painter Anton Raphael Mengs died in Rome, at the age of 51.
Mengs, who spent much of his working life in the Eternal City, is buried in the church of Santi Michele a Magno.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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