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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 21 June 1849, in Leeuwarden (Friesland).

Painter. Figures, portraits, church interiors.

Richard Bisschop originally intended to be an architect, and it was only from the age of 24 that he devoted himself entirely to painting on the advice of his uncle, Christoffel Bisschop. He was living at the time in The Hague, where he married Susan Robertson. After his marriage he lived at first in Leur, a village in Brabant, but then returned to The Hague, where he finally settled. He painted portraits and interiors of churches, with figures, on subjects provided by the churches of Rotterdam, Gouda, Maassluis, Breda, Bruges and Noordwijk....


French, 17th century, male.

Born 1614 according to his death certificate, in Paris, in 1617 according to some sources; died 21 June 1689, in the Hôtel de Ville in Lyons.

Painter, draughtsman (including red chalk), engraver, architect, decorative designer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, portraits, landscapes...


Dutch, 17th century, male.

DiedBuried 6 March 1673 in Middelburg (Zeeland), Netherlands.

Painter, architect. Genre scenes, church interiors, architectural views.

About 1648 Daniel de Blieck entered the guild at Middelburg, for which he decorated the Book of Privileges. He spent four years abroad before 1662. Some sources state that he was Director of the Mint. He painted church interiors....


French, 18th century, male.

Active in Nantes.

Painter, architect. Still-lifes. Church decoration.

Blo worked on the high altar of the church at Vay in 1730, and completed the decoration of the chancel in 1738. He was head of the art school around 1739.

Paris, 29 Sept 1992...


Austrian, 20th century, male.

Born 3 June 1894, in Klagenfurt; died 1966, in Vienna.

Painter, draughtsman. Figure compositions, religious subjects, figures, landscapes, still-lifes.

Herbert Boeckl studied architecture under Adolf Loos at the higher institute of technology in Vienna and taught himself to paint. He was conscripted during World War I. He exhibited mostly in Vienna, but also in Berlin where he lived in ...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1866, in Pouilly-sur-Loire; died 1944, in Fontainebleau.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist. Figures, landscapes, urban landscapes, harbour scenes, church interiors, architectural interiors, still-lifes.

Boitiat was an inspector of primary education. He put on an exhibition at Fontainebleau in 1938. In 1986...


Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 18 February 1817, in The Hague; died 13 September 1891, in The Hague.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views, church interiors.

The Hague School.

Johannes Bosboom would have been one of the leading landscape painters of his time - his sketches and watercolours bear witness to this fact - if he had not preferred to paint churches, taking up in the 19th century the Dutch tradition of the Saenredam School. Religious faith was his inspiration for first-rate paintings. When still very young - at the age of 14 - he began to frequent the studio of the master Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove, who employed him, together with his son Huib van Hove and Sam Verveer, to paint scenery for the Amsterdam Opera. It was there that he developed his marked taste for architectural paintings, although the first work to establish his budding reputation was not of this genre. In 1836, when scarcely 19 years old, he won the gold medal of the Société Félix Méritis for a ...


French, 17th century, male.

Born 1604, in Tours; died 14 February 1676, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), art writer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, figures, genre scenes, interior scenes, architectural interiors, landscapes.

The son of a tailor, Abraham Bosse went to Paris aged about 15 to improve his drawing skills, which showed considerable promise. He appears to have started his study of engraving under Melchior Tavernier. Back in his native city in 1622, he engraved a ...


French, 19th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, architectural views.

Camille Bouchet exhibited at the Salon from 1849 to 1883. His best-known works are View of an Old Fortress in the Principality of Monaco, Meditation on the Imitation of Christ, The Captive, Young Girl Meditating...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 1805, in Paris; died 5 September 1860, in Falaise (Calvados).

Painter, draughtsman. Church interiors, landscapes, urban views, architectural views, harbour scenes.

Bourgeois de Mercey was awarded the second-class medal in 1838 and was decorated in 1843. On Bonnieu's retirement, he became director of the fine art department. He exhibited frequently and over a very long period at the Paris Salon. His best-known works are ...


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1597, in Amsterdam or in Haarlem; died 11 May 1664, in Haarlem.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Salomon de Bray was an architect and poet; he belonged to the guild of St-Adriaen from 1615 to 1630, and from 1616 to 1622 he was member of the academy of rhetoric at Wyngaadrranken. On 13th May 1625, he married Anna Westerbaen of The Hague, in Haarlem. From 1633 to 1640 Bray was director of the Guild. Like all the other members of his family, he died of the plague....


Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born 1550, in Antwerp or in Breda; died 1584, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, hunting scenes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Frescoes.

This artist was probably the son of Mattheus Bril the Elder and the older brother of Paul Bril. He must have been very young when he went to Italy, since there is no trace of his name in Antwerp or any other town in the Netherlands. Bril appears to have gained a considerable reputation in Italy, and is cited as the painter of several frescoes in the Vatican, where he was commissioned to decorate two rooms. For the Sala del Consistorio he painted four pictures of ...


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 16 May 1588, in Delft; died 21 June 1661.

Painter. Religious subjects, interiors, architectural views. Church decoration.

Brother of Claes van Bronckhorst. He spent some time in France in his youth; in 1613 he was a companion of the Delft guild, and in ...


British, 19th century, male.

Active in London.

Born 13 May 1857, in London.

Painter, watercolourist. Church interiors, architectural views.

James Cafe painted both oils and watercolours of church interiors, including Westminster, Salisbury and Canterbury.


Italian, 16th century, male.

Born shortly before 1536, in Cremona; died c. 1591.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Antonio Campi was the son of Galeazzo and brother of Giulio and Vincenzo Campi. He worked first with his father and later at the studio of his brother Giulio. Before moving to Milan in 1561 he had worked in many different towns, notably Piacenza, Lodi, Brescia, Mantua, Cremona and Rome....


Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born 1601, in Granada, where he was baptised 19 March; died 5 October 1667, in Granada.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, portraits.

Granada School.

Alonso Cano is one of the most interesting figures in Spanish art because of his universality. Like Michelangelo he was a painter, sculptor and architect and it is truly difficult to decide in which of these three art forms he excelled the most. He was the son of a sculptor-cabinet maker who constructed reredos. He was baptised in Granada on 19th March 1601 and studied firstly with his father, then in Seville where his family had settled in 1615. His masters were Francisco Pacheco who was also the master of Velázquez and Juan del Castillo who would in turn tutor the child Murillo. At the same time he studied sculpture with Juan Martínez Montañés and from 1625 he began to make something of a name for himself....


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1672, in Rome; died after 1720.

Painter. Religious subjects, architectural views.

A pupil of Giuseppe Marchi, he later worked under the direction of Andrea Pozzo.

Chambéry (MBA): Moses Saved from the Waters

Milan, 21 May 1981...


French, 19th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born in the 19th century, in Rouen.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, architectural views.

Studied under Morin, Pils and Léon Cogniet and first exhibited at the Salon in 1868. Carliez was a member of the Société des Artistes Français from ...


Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1543, in Rovigo (Veneto); died 1613, in Genoa.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects. Statues, monuments, funerary monuments.

Taddeo was the son of Giovanni Carlone. He studied under Daniele Casella, Lionardo Ferrandina and Domenico Scortione. He produced many works in Genoa, producing statues and decorations for palaces and churches, erecting tombs and constructing fountains. He also worked as an architect. His remarkable talent gave rise to a popular saying in Genoa at the time, ...


Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 November 1867, in Verona.

Painter. Figure compositions, religious subjects, portraits, architectural views.

Viscardo Carton was a pupil of Napoleone Nani at the academy in Verona, and of Luigi Cavenaghi in Milan.

He painted altar pictures and frescoes in churches and private houses....