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Turkish, 19th–20th century, male.

Born 29 May 1868, in Constantinople (now Istanbul); died 23 August 1944, in Paris.

Painter and collector. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Abdul-Medjid was the son of Sultan Abdülaziz, and later Crown Prince of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph. He was taught painting by Fausto Zonaro, an Italian artist who worked in the Ottoman court ...

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Active between 1809 and 1826 in Moscow.

Engraver (line-engraving).

This artist belonged to the school of the Moscow printer and collector P.P. Beketov. Under the direction of J. Rosanov, N.Z. Sokolov and A.J. Ossipov, Afanasiev engraved a series of three hundred portraits of famous Russians, published in three volumes between ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born September 1846, in Rome.

Painter. History painting, landscapes.

Augusto Alberici was an art collector who trained in historical and landscape painting at the Accademia di San Luca. His best works are Crossing of the Rubicon by Julius Caesar and Battle of Crescentino...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 May 1786, in Lyons; died 2 July 1872, in Lyons.

Painter, engraver.

Balthazar Alexis started out as an engraver before going on to draw and paint landscapes and portraits. He is best known as an avid collector, whose collection was sold off in Lyons in February ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Sculptor. Figures, portraits. Busts.

A great number of Orazio Andreoni's works are owned by English and American collectors. He exhibited: Pharisee in Turin in 1884; two clay subjects, Black Woman and Moorish Woman in Berlin in 1892; and Messaline in Munich in ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born in Philadelphia.

Painter.

Elizabeth H. Atkinson trained in Philadelphia and at the Académie Julian in Paris. Her works are owned by collectors in Philadelphia, Washington and Baltimore. She participated in the Salon d'Hiver in Paris.

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German, 19th century, male.

Active in Frankfurt am Main around the middle of the 19th century.

Engraver (burin/steel).

In his Handbook for Collectors of Copperplate Engravings ( Handbuch für Kupferstichsammler), Aloys Apell only mentions Backenberg's Love in an ornamental frame. According to Mengs he may also be the creator of the following engavings : ...

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 25 September 1806, in Dordrecht; died c. 1876.

Painter. Landscapes, seascapes.

Blyk was the son of the Dordrecht collector Raphaël van den Blyck, and the pupil of J.-C. Schotel.

Paris, 1858: View of the Port of Flushing and the Scheldt...

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Flemish School, 19th century, male.

Born 13 September 1814, in Sept-Fontaines, near Luxembourg; died 19 February 1853, in Ghent.

Engraver, collector.

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1776; died 1853.

Painter. Landscapes, animals.

Nanga (literati) school.

Chikuto was the son of a doctor in Nagoya. At the age of 15, he became the protégé of the rich businessman and collector Kamiya Ten’yu, who was also from Nagoya and through whom he met many artists and studied Chinese pictorial techniques. It was through Tenyu that Chikuto made the acquaintance of the painter Yamamoto Baiitsu (...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 27 November 1767, in Ferrara; died 5 March 1834, in Venice.

Painter, collector. Landscapes. Decorative schemes.

Cicognara was active in Venice and Ferrara, executing mostly landscapes and decorative paintings. He was president of the fine arts academy in Venice, and a noted critic, theorist and historian, publishing ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1822; died 9 November 1881, in the château at Cangé, near Tours.

Painter, art collector.

He painted several watercolour portraits and landscapes, but was known principally for his valuable art collection.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1753, in Paris; died 1820, in Paris.

Engraver.

Charles Melchior Descourtis was a student of Janinet. His prints were highly prized by the collectors of his time. He made colour prints using several plates. His notable works are Don Quixote...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 30 June 1798, in Edinburgh; died 15 May 1869, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, writer, collector. Botanical subjects, insects.

Alexander Dyce was an amateur sketcher and painter. His watercolours and drawings were chiefly of flowers and butterflies.

London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): ...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1742, in Amsterdam; died 1814, in Amsterdam.

Painter. Scenes with figures.

Like his master G. van der Myn, Dirk van Dyl was a collector. He painted carriages.

Paris, 1850: The Herb Market, Antwerp, FRF 6,510

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Painter, art dealer, collector. Landscapes.

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 31 December 1798, in Sécheron, near Geneva; died 31 May 1826, in Paris.

Painter.

Fazy was the son of the art collector Jean Samuel Fazy, and brother of the writer and statesman James Fazy. After studying with J.L. David in ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 5 May 1852, in Lully, near Morges; died 24 December 1922, in Morges.

Engraver (etching), collector. Urban landscapes, landscapes.

Alexis Forel was both an artist and a chemical engineer. After making a name for himself in science through his study of aniline paints, he moved to Paris and took up etching in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1802; died 1881.

Engraver.

Charles Friry was an erudite man and a collector. He engraved in the style of his collection. His participation in The Mysteries of the 17th Century. An Enquiry into the Graphic Art Collection ( Les Mystérieux du XVIIe siècle. Une enquête au cabinet d'art graphique...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 17 June 1795, in Cologne; died 4 August 1840, in Cologne.

Painter.

This artist, who studied in Cologne and Berlin, is known mainly as a collector.