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Augustine Aglio in Historical Context 

Augustine Aglio (Junior)  


Photographer & Painter 
Sculptor & Architect

Son of 

Agostino Aglio the Artist  

and Letitia Clarke

Aglio Museum of interesting bits and pieces


First Aglio Scrapbook probably assembled by Augustine 

Second Aglio Scrapbook probably assembled by Augustine 

Born  1816/17 Kennington Middlesex
Married 7 February 1846 Margaret Absolon sister of  John Absolon
Died 11 Mar 1885 

Sister -  Mary Elizabeth Aglio
Sister  - Emma Walsh Aglio

In 1851 A.Aglio had a visiter  Esthey ? Aglio born about 1827  


There is reference to George H Aglio as Augustine's brother born about 1813  ?? - unsure of source of this - probably incorrect information. There is a record of George Aglio born 1854 in Newington 


Augustine Joseph Aglio born March 1847  died 1848
Letitia M Aglio born Sept 1948 - Great Aunt Letitia  who married Frederick Pape [ In 1881 she lived with Uncle John Absolon, the painter, at 106 Palace Gardens Terrace - In 1891 she was married and was living at 105 Cavendish Road with a family around her including her own mother and her sister in law ]
Marian Aglio,  (or Marion) born
14 Jan 1851 - Christened 29 Aug 1852 Old Church, Saint Pancras,London, England, who married William Joseph Dibdin.
Mysie (Mytie Mydie) E M Aglio born about 1853

The three girls were known as the Aglio sisters and Letitia later owned a house in Sutton which she called Cremona, 105 Cavendish Road. This was later passed on two of WJ Dibdin's daughters who rented it to the Montford Family on their return from Australia after Paul Montford's death in 1938. 

The full details of the houses owned and lived in by the Aglios and Dibdins is still a little unclear.

In 1851 the family lived at 4 Oval Road near Regents Park with a servant girl Elizabeth White aged 19

In 1871 The family lived at 87 St.Pauls Road with a Mysie Absolon then 5 years old and Frederick Pape, a boarder aged 26 later to marry Letitia Aglio.

There was also one other in the house Fanny Lenington listed as 18 years old servant.

It seemed that Augustinus Aglio was also a photographer and architect from the following article From PhotoLondon

Aglio, Ludovico Cajetanus Augustinus

Born 1816. Died 11/3/1885.


Aglio, Ludovico Cajetanus Augustinus
Born Kensington October 1816.
Christened October 16 1816 Hammersmith.
Md Margaret Absolon (daughter of John Absolon (q.v.) February 7 1846 in St Pancras.
Son of Agostino Aglio (1777 - 1857), engraver and lithographer.
3 daughters.
Partnership with Hugh Wolfgang de Mansfield Absolon, as Aglio & Absolon.
Absolon Family 

STUDIO: 201 Piccadilly, Westminster 1852 - 1853. Successors to Friedrich Droege.
Exhibited at various galleries 1836 - 1875. (including RA 1854 & 1864).
1851: as artist, painter, sculptor & architect 34 Sidney Street, Brompton, Kensington.
As artist and drawing master 4 Oval Road, Camden Town, St Pancras 1858 - 1863.
At 87 St Paul's Road, Camden Town, St Pancras 1864 - 1881.
Died at 36 Gloucester Crescent, Regent's Park, St Pancras March 11 1885.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Aglio exhibited at RA 1851 from Sidney Street, Brompton, Kensington.
LITERATURE: Alfred Yockney. The Aglio family in Apollo Vol 38 November 1943 pp 145 - 146; Boase Vol 4; Graves.
See below


It seems that Augustine Aglio (junior) was also a sculptor.

The son of Agostino Aglio of 36 Newman Street, a painter who exhibited at the Royal Academy, 1807-1834, in 1831 the younger Aglio received a Silver Isis Medal from the Society of Arts for a bust, while in the following year he exhibited a “bust of a gentleman” at the Manchester Academy.

AFTER AUGOSTINO AGLIO   (fl. 1831-1838)

It is thought that he wrote a summary history of his father and passed the information on to Frederico Sacchi who wrote a biography of Agostino.

Information regarding the connection between Aglio Absolon and Dibdin

Article by Yockney of the Aglio Family