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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 6 February 1755, in Truro; died 17 December 1834, in Somerstown.

Painter (including porcelain), miniaturist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Henry Bone initially painted on porcelain and then, in London in 1779, he copied Reynolds' Sleeping Girl in enamel. He went on to produce copies of Titian (British Museum) and Rubens's work. A part of his gallery of ...


Russian, 20th century, male.

Active naturalised in France from 1937.

Born 7 July 1887, in Vitebsk; died 28 March 1985, in St-Paul-de-Vence, France.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, ceramicist, engraver, decorative artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, low reliefs...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 15 June 1879, in Paris; died 26 April 1963, in Montmorency.

Painter, potter, designer. Mythological and religious subjects, portraits, nudes, landscapes, urban landscapes, still-lifes. Wall decorations, designs for stained glass.

Georges-Louis Claude was educated at the Bernard Palissy college of design in Paris and went on to teach decorative painting at the school of applied arts there (now the École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués Olivier de Serres), where his students included the future master painter-on-glass Paul Bony and the poster artist Hervé Morvan....


French, 20th century, female.

Born 1908, in Le Vésinet.

Painter, engraver, potter, designer, illustrator. Religious subjects.

Marianne Clouzot started out as a painter but turned to ceramics from around 1942, favouring religious subjects. She wrote several children's books and a produced a portfolio of 12 etchings entitled ...


Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 1 December 1785, in Geneva; died 10 March 1855, in Geneva.

Painter, miniaturist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

A painter of enamels and porcelain, he reproduced a large number of paintings by the masters. He abandoned enamel in 1826 after having started work at the Sèvres porcelain factory. He showed at the Salon, most notably in ...


Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1530, in Perugia; died 1576, in Perugia.

Painter, sculptor (bronze/marble/cast iron/clay), draughtsman, goldsmith, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects. Groups, statues, low reliefs.

Vincenzo Danti was the brother of Girolamo and Egnazio Danti. He worked initially in the goldsmiths' trade, in whose guild he enrolled in ...


French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born in Le Mans; died 1644, in Le Mans.

Sculptor (terracotta/marble), painter. Religious subjects.

Gervais I Delabarre the Elder came from a long line of sculptors that extended from the late 16th century to the first few years of the 18th. Along with Charles Hoyau and Pierre Biardeau, Delabarre is regarded as one of the most important terracotta sculptors in the Le Mans region in the 17th century. Unfortunately, many of his works have disappeared. He made an ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 June 1880, in Chatou; died 10 September 1954, in Garches, as the result of an accident.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman (red chalk/charcoal/ink), sculptor (including bronze), engraver (wood/metal), lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, hunting scenes, scenes with figures, horse racing scenes, landscapes, waterscapes, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, flowers, fruit...


French, 17th century, male.

Sculptor (terracotta), painter. Religious subjects.

Mathieu Dionise, who was active in Le Mans between 1580 and 1619, is the first maître d'atelier to be identified in the Le Mans region, which became a centre for terracotta sculpture from the late 16th century onward. He worked with his brother Étienne and was the uncle of Gervais I Delabarre, one of the principal representatives of this technique in the 17th century in Sarthe....


Polish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1930 and in 1951 naturalised in Belgium.

Born 20 April 1896, in Olesko, Ukraine; died 9 March 1970, in Beauvallon, France.

Painter, sculptor (including wood), ceramicist. Figures, horses. Church decoration, frescoes, designs for tapestries, monuments.

Beginning in 1915, Zygmunt Dobrzycki studied at the schools of art in Kiev, Moscow and St Petersburg. He was sensitive to the mystical influence of Chourlianis, a profoundly spiritual Russian Expressionist painter. In ...


French, 17th century, male.

Born 1683; died 21 October 1706.

Painter, sculptor (terracotta). Religious subjects. Statues.

Étienne Doudieux was part of the second generation of terracotta sculptors in Le Mans and the surrounding region, which became a major centre for this type of production in the 17th century. He worked in churches in and around Le Mans. He sculpted three statues (between ...


Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1886, in Faenza; died 1973, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor (bronze/marble), potter, draughtsman, engraver, medallist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, sporting subjects, landscapes, still-lifes, birds. Busts, groups, low reliefs, monuments.

Drei studied drawing and sculpture with A. Berti and gained a diploma from the Scuola d'Arti e Mestieri in Faenza in ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 14 October 1793, in Waldkirch, near Freiburg (Breisgau); died 27 February 1851, in Munich.

Painter, draughtsman, miniaturist. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, still-lifes. Porcelain.

Franz Xaver Fernbach began to decorate clock faces at an early age, while at the same time taking an interest in chemistry. He went to the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich in ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Painter, engraver.

Angelo Fiaschi was retained from 1757 to 1791 by the Doccia porcelain factory near Florence. Of his engravings, a Body of Christ and Death of a Christian are known.


French, 20th century, male.

Born 9 July 1871, in Corenc; died 25 or 27 May 1947, in Paris.

Painter, potter, draughtsman, pastellist, engraver. Figure compositions, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, flowers, landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

At the age of fifteen, Jules Flandrin started an apprenticeship as engraver-lithographer while still studying drawing. In 1893, he obtained a grant from Grenoble Town Council to study at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He studied under Gustave Moreau, whose studio at the École des Beaux-Arts he also attended. There he met Marquet, Matisse, Rouault and Guérin. He also had contacts with Puvis de Chavannes and became Maurice Denis' friend. In 1895, he met Jacqueline Marval, also a painter, whose life he would share for 35 years. He travelled to Italy at 38, exploring Venice, Florence and Rome. At 43, he saw action in the Somme and Champagne during World War I and drew the ...


French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 June 1902, in Hénin-Liétard (Pas-de-Calais), now Hénin-Beaumont; died 11 April 1969, in Valbonne (Alpes-Maritime).

Painter, sculptor, potter. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, scenes with figures, still-lifes, flowers.

Of Franco-Danish parentage, Théodore Émile Frandsen de Schomberg was self-taught in the fine arts, and saw active service during World War II. He developed the concept of 'tensism' as a way of approaching artistic creation through 'introspective psychology'. He left an eclectic body of work, alternating religious subjects with a celebration of woman. He exhibited at the Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs in Valbonne....


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1848, in Paris, France; died 8 May 1903, in Fatu Iva in the Marquesas Islands.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, sculptor (wood/bronze), ceramicist, woodcutter, lithographer, zincographer, monotype artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, rustic scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes, animals...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 1822, in Joinville-le-Pont (Val-de-Marne); died 1889.

Painter (ceramics). Religious subjects.

François Gillet studied first under the painter Pierre Jollivet, then under Hofeld and Rudder. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1868 to 1878. Gillet developed a reconstituted ceramic wash technique involving low reliefs which he subsequently painted and enamelled, with particular success in decorative work featuring mother-of-pearl effects on a bismuth base. He applied this technique to turn out a number of reproductions, including a ...


German, 18th century, male.

Died 11 July 1786, in Nuremberg.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Christian Greiner was active in Nuremberg as a porcelain painter.

Zurich, 22 May 1981: St Lucius of Chur (polychrome wood, h. 42½ ins/108 cm) CHF 22,000


Danish, 18th century, male.

Born 1725; died 19 December 1765, in Copenhagen.

Painter (porcelain/enamel). Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

Jørgen Gylding probably studied in Dresden under the direction of the Danish artist Ismaël Leng, and in Meissen where he worked at the porcelain factory until ...