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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1679, in Paris; died February 1748, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views.

Gabriel's father Étienne was his only teacher, passing on both his good and bad qualities. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1737 to 1747...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 13 May 1737, in Rovigo; died 1813.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features, fresco artist. Church decoration.

Son of Sante Baseggio the Elder; travelled to Ferrara with his brother Giuseppe at an early age and studied there under Giuseppe Facchinetti and the architect Antonio Foschini. He decorated façades and churches in Rovigo with architectural frescoes....

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 1712, in Kufstein (Tyrol); died 1761, in Augsburg.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views.

Johann Wolfgang Baumgartner initially painted landscapes, but went on to become a distinguished painter of architectural subjects. He executed the frescoes for the churches in Gersthofen and Bergen where he painted episodes from ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born in Wallerstein, baptised 10 December 1744; died 5 February 1813, in New York City.

Painter, architect. Portraits, miniatures, religious themes, architectural drawings.

William Berczy Moll grew up in Vienna. He studied in Italy and began his career as a painter of miniature portraits. He was working in London when he was recruited to join a group of German colonists on a voyage to New York in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1728, in Vienna; died after 1778, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman. Architectural views, interiors, church interiors. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Son of Giuseppe Bibiena and grandson of Ferdinando Bibiena, at the age of 20 Carlo Bibiena entered the service of Frederick, Margrave of Bayreuth and worked alongside his father on the construction of the new theatre there. At the invitation of the Elector of Bavaria, he left for Munich in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 18 August 1657, in Bologna; died 3 January 1743, in Bologna.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative designer, architect. Architectural views, church interiors, harbour scenes. Church decoration, stage sets.

Son of Giovanni Maria Galli, Ferdinando Bibiena studied alongside his father under Carlo Cignani and went on to work for the architect Troili (known as Paradosso) and for Mannini and Aldrovandini. His mentor Cignani recommended him to Duke Ranuccio Farnese in Parma, who appointed him first painter and architect to his court. He remained there under the Duke's successor Francesco, dividing the next 24 years of his life between Parma and Piacenza. His work includes the decoration of the Duke of Mirandola's Casino della Motta (in collaboration with his brother Francesco); two chapels in the Jesuit church in Reggio; a chapel in Parma, together with the façade and a chamber in the ducal palace; a chapel in the Palazzo Maggiore; and the Cappella Maggiore in the church of S Sepolcro. In Piacenza, he painted the oratory ceiling in the church of S Vincenzo, scenes for the convent of S Sisto, and cupolas for the Chiesa della Morte....

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 12 December 1659, in Bologna; died 20 January 1739, in Bologna.

Painter, architect. Religious subjects.

Son of Giovanni Maria Bibiena, Francesco Bibiena first studied under Pasinelli, then under Cignani. His artistic career began around 1679. In 1682 he settled in Piacenza, where he painted in the ducal palace. He then moved to Parma, where he worked on the palaces of the Marchese della Rosa and the Marchese di Surania. With his brother Ferdinando, he also worked for the Duke of Mirandola. His work took him to Rome and Mantua (where he was an architect for the Gonzaga family), then to Genoa, Naples and Vienna. In the Austrian capital he was retained by Emperor Joseph I and commissioned to build a theatre....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 5 January 1696, in Parma; died 1756, in Berlin.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), decorative designer, architect. Architectural views, interiors. Stage sets, church decoration, theatre decoration.

Second son and pupil of Ferdinando Bibiena, Giuseppe Bibiena accompanied his father to Barcelona and on his appointment to the court of Vienna in ...

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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...

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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...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1671, in Monteleone; died 1722, in Monteleone.

Painter, architect.

Pupil of Zoda. He was active first in Naples, then in Rome, and painted mainly religious scenes.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born in Normandy; died after 1713.

Painter. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views.

This artist, who was a pupil of Francisque Millet, produced several church paintings and decorated a large number of private residences in Rouen. On 29 October 1694, he was accepted as a master of the guild of painters....

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Born at the beginning of the 18th century; died 1760.

Painter, decorative artist. Perspectives, architectural views. Church decoration.

Lourenço da Cunha worked in Rome for a number of years. He returned to Lisbon in 1744 and decorated several of the city's churches....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1734; died 1789.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, landscapes, architectural views.

An architect, assistant professor of geometry and of perspective, he exhibited his work in 1774. In 1768 he published Historical Iconology ( Iconologie historique). There are some possible confusions, particularly in the auction records, between this artist and Charles de Lafosse....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 30 June 1678, in Munich; died 30 September 1753, in Lyons.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, architectural views.

He studied with his father, Jean Delamonce. He was in Paris in 1710, then travelled to Italy and returned to France by way of Marseilles, Aix, Avignon and Grenoble, before settling in Lyons in around ...

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born in Courtrai.

Painter, watercolourist. Church interiors, landscapes, architectural views.

Depelchin exhibited at the Lille Salon in 1788 and took part in exhibitions in Paris in 1793 and 1795.

Courtrai: Interior of Notre-Dame de Paris

Lille: Landscape (watercolour)...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born May 1743, in Auxerre; died 17 March 1804, in Stockholm.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), engraver (etching), caricaturist, decorative artist, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, military subjects, church interiors, architectural interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, urban views, harbour scenes, architectural views, costume studies...

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 1707, in Ingoldingen, near Biberach; died probably in 1775, in Beromünster.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, architectural views, animals.

Esperling worked for private individuals and for the churches in and around Basel. He was living in Beromünster around ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1687.

Painter.

The son of Giuseppe Maria Fegatelli, he painted portraits, religious subjects and architectural themes. Two of his drawings are housed in the Uffizi, and an altarpiece by him can be found in the church of S Rosa in Ferrara....