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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1757, in Niort (Deux-Sèvres); died 1828.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

His religious and mythological scenes and his portraits sometimes have a lyric quality reminiscent of Delacroix. He is also known for his Schemes for a New System for Promotion of the Arts...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1750, in Rome.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects.

Followed in the footsteps of his mentor Christoph Unterberger, painting chiefly churches, but also produced drawings for subsequent engraving, notably: Christ on the Cross (De la Cour) and Life of Jesus and the Virgin...

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French, 18th century, male.

Died c. 1773.

Draughtsman, copyist. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Little is known of Robert Ango's life. He is thought to have worked with Giuseppe Grisoni and above all to have been a friend of Jean-Honoré Fragonard. He was essentially a copyist, basing his work on that of Fragonard, Hubert Robert, Rembrandt and Michelangelo. No works of his own have been identified. A. Ananoff, an expert on the circle of François Boucher, discovered that some drawings thought to be Fragonard originals were really the work of Ango. They do not have Fragonard's lightness of touch and line but appear heavy and confused. Ananoff made the same discovery with regard to drawings by Hubert Robert, which are self-evidently copies by Ango. Ango signed these drawings with an A placed after the date, or he noted the original artist's name, but did not imitate his signature. Most of these copies, Ananoff states, date ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in London.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, portraits. Miniatures.

An artist by this name figures in the catalogues of the Royal Academy between 1792 and 1829. He is credited with numerous portraits and copies, including Cain and Abel and Jesus and Mary Magdalene...

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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, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1632; died 1719.

Painter, copyist.

Giuseppe Balestrieri was a member of a religious order. According to Zani, he lived and worked in Messina, chiefly as a copyist.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Carpi.

Born 1682; died 1767.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, copyist. Religious subjects.

A skilled copyist who provided templates for two engravings on the theme of the Descent from the Cross by Giuseppe Benedetti of Bologna and Pietro da Belluno.

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Chinac.1701.

Painter, illuminator. Figures.

All we know about this artist is that he painted religious images and belonged to the Jesuit order.

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 November 1757, in London, United Kingdom; died 12 August 1827, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

William Blake was the son of a draper. He showed a strong artistic tendency from an early age and, at the age of 10, started to study drawing at Henry Par’s Academy in the Strand. He learnt engraving under Ryland and was then apprenticed to James Basire. During his seven years with Basire (1772–1779), Blake was made to copy the sculptures of Westminster Abbey and of London’s old churches, thus stimulating his fascination with Gothic art. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy in 1779, where he made friends with Barry, Fuseli, Mortimer, Flaxman, and Stodhart. While there, his studies concentrated on Michelangelo....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 29 September 1703, in Paris; died 30 May 1770, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman (including red chalk/ink/wash), illustrator, engraver, lithographer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, rustic scenes, genre scenes, interiors with figures, animals, landscapes with figures, landscapes...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1750, in Rome; died 1799, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, copyist. Mythological subjects, religious subjects.

A pupil of Domenico Corvi, Cades was chiefly known for his engravings after Raphael, Michelangelo, Zampieri and Leonardo da Vinci.

Milan (Ambrosiana)

Oporto (New Mus.): The Vestal's Oath...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1748, in Salamanca (Castilla y León); died 1814, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Antonio Carnicero was a pupil at the academy of fine arts in Madrid, and after a period in Rome became painter at the court of King Charles I in ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 3 March 1763, in Paris; died 19 April 1810, in Paris.

Sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, painter. Religious subjects. Statues, busts, low reliefs.

Antoine Denis Chaudet studied under Jean-Baptiste Stouf and Étienne Gois. He was awarded the second Prix de Rome in ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 16 October 1726, in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); died 7 February 1801, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, miniaturist, enameller, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Of Polish origin, he went to Berlin in 1743. Originally a painter of enamels, he then, after studying under Christian Bernhard Rode, gained a name for himself through the publication of the Berlin academy almanac, for which he executed a series of plates illustrating the main scenes of the ...

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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....

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Bohemian School, 18th century, male.

Active in Praguec.1700.

Engraver. Religious subjects. Frontispieces.

P.J. Franck engraved images of saints, and several frontispieces.

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1741, in Zurich; died 16 April 1825, in Putney Heath, Surrey, England.

Painter, illustrator. Figure compositions, mythological subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Henry Fuseli was the second son of Johann Caspar Füssli, portrait painter and writer on art. His father guided him towards a career in the church and, despite feeling drawn towards art, he submitted to the will of his father, studying theology at the University of Zurich. Alongside his theological studies, he read English and it was through this that he became acquainted with the philosopher Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801). Fuseli and Lavater read Shakespeare together and discussed poetry, physiology and art. Drawn together by their shared interests, as well as their different aptitudes and studies, they developed a friendship that was to last throughout their lifetimes. Having learnt that a magistrate in Zurich, the bailiff Grebel, was constantly committing acts of injustice, the two men wrote to him, demanding that he make amends for his misdeeds or else they would make them public. When the magistrate ignored their letter, they published a work entitled ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1758, near Genoa; died 21 January 1823, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman (including wash/ink), watercolourist, illustrator. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, military subjects, battles, portraits, figures. Church decoration, decorative designs.

Giani studied in Pavia under Bianchi and Galli-Bibiena. He painted decorative religious compositions in Rome and other major Italian towns....

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1759, in Valencia; died after 1802, in Mexico.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits.

Rafael Gimeno studied at the fine arts academy in Valencia and then at the fine art academies in Madrid and Rome; he later became a teacher at the Valencia academy and then director of the fine arts academy in Mexico City....

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 20 October 1670, in Middelburg; died 4 January 1731, in Amsterdam.

Draughtsman (ink/wash), engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Jan Goeree was a pupil of Gerard de Lairesse in Amsterdam. The son of an antique dealer, he is recorded as working at the town hall in Amsterdam in ...