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The Aglio Family
The Aglio family originates in Cremona, Northern Italy, with Agostino Aglio born in 1777 to Gaetano Algio, a lawyer, who later worked in Milan and his wife, Anna Maria (nee Mondoni). Within a year of his birth his brother and two sisters all died of smallpox.
Agostino Aglio came to England as a young man, married Letitia
Clarke, a lady of some means, and had a son and two daughters:
It was Augustine's daughter, Marian Aglio, who married William Joseph Dibdin.
Tree showing the relationship between
the Aglio and Dibdin and Absolon families
Senior 1777-1857 Painter & Engraver was born at
Cremona and came to England in 1803 at the invitation of Mr Willaim
The Aglio name was used a middle name by a number of William Joseph Dibdin's family.
Both Aglio Senior and Junior produced a considerable number of similar watercolour paintings. It is thought that they can be told apart because Agostino (Augustine) (senior) worked in very high definition similar to that required for engraving work while Augustine (junior) produced in a slighter looser style. There is a noticeable difference between their signatures, however in the light of the fact that Aglio Senior (Agostino) produced a number of water colours with his left hand after having a stroke, more work will be needed to sort who did what.
Augustine Aglio (Junior) worked with Hugh Wolfgang de Mansfield Absolon, brother of John Absolon the painter, as a commercial Photographer in Piccadilly. He painted in watercolour, produced sculpture and passed on a lot of detailed information to Agostino Aglio's Biographer, Federico Sacchi. He was married to John Absolon's sister Margaret. There is now written evidence that he knew T.C.Dibdin who was born seven years before him. Subsequently the offspring of these two artists, Marion Aglio and William Joseph Dibdin married on 5th Sept. 1878.