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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 February 1865, in Munich; died 1954.

Painter, illustrator, engraver, medallist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

After doing an apprenticeship with an engraver Maximilian Dasio entered the Munich academy in 1884, where he studied under Heterich and W. von Diez. Following the success of his sets for the Deutsches Theater, he obtained a scholarship which enabled him to stay in Rome. On his return to Munich he became a teacher at the Damenakademie from ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 March 1808, in Paris; died 20 October 1892, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, lithographer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, interiors with figures, architectural views, costume studies.

Jules David studied under Duval-Lecamus and featured in the Paris Salon from 1834 to 1885....


Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1632, in Hamoir; died 19 August 1695, in Liège.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Jean Gilles Delcour was a pupil of Gérard Douffers in Liège in 1648, and of Andrea Sacchi and Carlo Maratti in Rome. He returned to Liège in ...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1870, in Granville; died 13 November 1943, in St-Germain-en-Laye, in a traffic accident.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, gardens, urban landscapes, church interiors, still-lifes...


Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1862, in Liège; died 18 July 1921, in Brussels.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, flowers. Ornaments.


Auguste Donnay was the son of the sculptor Lambert Donnay and the grandson of a decorative artisan and sculptor. His mother died in childbirth. At a very young age he attended evening classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège and taught himself watercolour painting. He began his career as a decorative painter of flowers, ceiling decorations and ballrooms, and also painted portraits of his friends. At the age of 25 he was awarded a travel bursary, which allowed him to spend five months in Paris, where he got to know the Nabis. However, he was particularly attracted to Egyptian statuary, Japanese art and the Italian primitives, before he discovered the work of Puvis de Chavannes. In 1894 he participated in the first Salon de la Libre Esthétique, and in 1896 he took part in the Salon de l'Art Indépendant in Paris. In 1901 he was appointed to teach at the Académie de Liège and gave lessons in ornamental composition. He left Liège in 1905 and went to live in Méry-sur-Ourthe....


French, 19th century, male.

Born 6 January 1832, in Strasbourg; died 23 January 1883, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, military subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes. Monuments, groups, statues.

The first ten years of Gustave Doré's life were spent in Strasbourg, surrounded by the medieval Gothic and ancien régime architecture typical of the Alsace. These surroundings made a lasting impression on the young Doré, as did the splendid Renaissance spiral staircase in his parents' home in the Rue des Écrivains (as Hans Haug notes in his preface to the catalogue of the Doré retrospective held in Strasbourg in 1854). Strasbourg and Alsace were fated to figure prominently (albeit in duly transliterated form) in the work of the gifted and precocious Doré, notably in his illustrations for Balzac's ...


British, 19th century, male.

Born 1827, in London; died 17 February 1892, in London.

Painter, illustrator, caricaturist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Henry Doyle received an artistic training and contributed to illustrations in Punch. In 1869 he became director of the National Gallery in Ireland. Under his direction this gallery's collection became one of the most interesting in the UK....



French, male.

Illuminator, copyist. Religious subjects.

He was a monk and transcriber at the abbey of St-Germain d'Auxerre; to him is attributed the book of Homilies, produced for the Emperor Charlemagne.


German, 19th century, male.

Born 8 November 1824, in Frankfurt am Main; died 11 October 1896, in Frankfurt am Main.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Kronberg Colony.

Eissenhardt studied at Frankfurt am Main at the Städel Institute with Schaeffer and worked at Kronberg. Notable early works include ...


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1628, in Amsterdam; died 6 November 1671, in 1686 in The Hague according to some sources.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching), copyist. Religious subjects, genre scenes, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, figures, landscapes, seascapes, urban landscapes, urban views, ruins, animals.

Johannes Episcopius was a lawyer by profession. It is conceivable that after his law studies in Leiden he spent a period in Italy, as is borne out by the large number of Italian pictures cited in old auction catalogues. He seems to have been on intimate terms with C. Huygen the Elder. His drawings comprise both reproductions of Italian and Netherlandish landscapes and also copies of classical and contemporary works....



French, 9th century, male.

Active in Tours.


This artist illustrated religious books.


Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1850.

Painter, illustrator. Landscapes.

Pio Escalera began work as an artist around 1880. He was made a 'Knight of Christ of Portugal'.


French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 August 1870, in Paris; died 1950.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, genre scenes, still-lifes. Murals.


Groupe Libre Esthétique.

From the beginning of his career it was a constant concern of Georges d'Espagne to assert his originality. His studies at the École des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, did not last very long, for he wanted immediate independence and decided to follow courses in the private academies of Montparnasse. In about 1900, he became acquainted with Maurice Denis, Bonnard and Vuillard, and his collaboration with Denis led to a renewal of religious art in France....


German, 20th century, male.

Born 25 December 1874, in Merseburg.

Painter, illustrator. Religious subjects. Murals.

Arthur Fahlberg was a student at the school of arts and trades in Berlin. He began as an illustrator. He then became a painter, mainly of religious mural decorations, including at the evangelical church at the garrison in Berlin, the chapel at the castle in Plön (Holstein) and the fresco ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 20 October 1867, in Rendsburg.

Painter, illustrator, sculptor. Figure compositions, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes. Murals.

Ludwig Fahrenkrog was a student of Hugo Vogel and Anton Alexander von Werner at the academy of fine arts in Berlin, where he received many prizes. In ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 April 1900, in Châteauroux; died 13 May 1989, in St-Aubin-Châteauneuf.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, designer, poster artist, sculptor. Religious subjects, military subjects, battles, figures, nudes, figure compositions. Wall decorations.

Robert Falcucci trained in Paris at the École des Beaux-Arts and the École des Arts Décoratifs, and he was also taught by Cécile and Émmanuel Cavaille-Coll. In ...


French, 17th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Born 1646, in Lyons; died at the beginning of the 18th century.

Engraver (burin). History painting, mythological subjects, religious subjects, portraits. Frontispieces.

Benoît Farjat was the pupil of Guill. Château, whom he followed to Italy. He set up there and married the daughter of the landscape painter G.-Fr. Grimaldi, called Le Bolognèse. He engraved religious or mythological subjects and portraits after the Carrache family, Albano, Pietro da Cortona and other Italian masters, and frontispieces for theses. His main works are ...


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Todi.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects.

Fattorini was a pupil of Silvestro Valeri in Perugia. He made copies of the Resurrection by Piero della Francesca and the frescoes in the Sistine chapel for the Arundel Society....


Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Seville; died c. 1918.

Painter, illustrator. History painting, religious subjects, figure compositions, harbour scenes, church interiors.

Domingo Fernández y González studied at the school of fine arts in Seville where he was awarded a number of prizes. In ...


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1644 or 1647, in Porto Maurizio; died 1726, in Genoa.

Painter, fresco artist, copyist, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Genoese School.

Gregorio de Ferrari studied in Genoa under Domenico Fiasella (Il Sarzana) and worked extensively in Turin and Marseilles before returning to Genoa to work with Domenico Piola, whose daughter he subsequently married....