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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Perugia.

Born 1479 or 1480; died after 1553.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Domenico di Paride was the son of the goldsmith Paride Alfani. He studied with Perugino and was a fellow student of Raphael and Rosso Fiorentino. His son Orazio was his greatest disciple, and for many years a number of his works were attributed to his son....

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 January 1854, in Antwerp; died 1930.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Anthony was the son of a silversmith and studied under L. Hendricx, a painter of historical subjects. His altar panel with the Story of St Barbara...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 18 June 1828, in London; died 4 December 1905.

Sculptor, engraver, metal worker, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Busts.

Henry Armstead studied at the Royal Academy in London and became a member of the Academy in 1875. He exhibited a large number of busts and reliefs ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Francesco Baiardi was the son of the goldsmith Gilberto Baiardi. He worked in Parma. Known for his Painting of St James (1542).

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 25 January 1708, in Lucca; died 4 February 1787, in Rome.

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

Worked initially as a goldsmith, like his father before him, then studied miniaturist techniques under Conca. The works of antiquity and of Raphael were a major source of inspiration. He exhibited at the 1783 Salon de la Correspondance with a painting of the death of Mark Anthony. An artist of the same name also participated in the 1778 Society of Artists Exhibition in London....

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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 ...

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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 ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1518, in Orléans; died 1583 or 1595, in Strasbourg.

Engraver (burin), draughtsman, medallist, goldsmith. Religious subjects, historical subjects, allegorical subjects. Decorative designs.

Fontainebleau School (related to).

This interesting artist was first and foremost an engraver of medals, and worked with the famous sculptor and engraver Benvenuto Cellini during the latter's stay in Paris. Delaulne was an accomplished burin engraver, and his drawing and engraving is remarkable for its precision and finish. He lived for some while in Strasbourg, which may perhaps explain the unmistakable influence of the 16th-century German 'petit maîtres' (little masters) in his approach to engraving. He engraved several copies of work of Marcantonio Raimondi, and produced engravings after Primaticcio, Rosso and Niccolo dell'Abbate. He signed his work ...

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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 ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1589, in Sarzana (Liguria); died 14 October 1669, in Genoa.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Domenico Fiasella was a goldsmith's son who, under the direction of his father, took up drawing at an early age. Before leaving for Genoa, Fiasella experimented with painting, making several copies of an Andrea del Sarto composition housed in the church in his home town of Sarzana. He went on to live and work in Rome for a period of ten years or so before returning to Genoa, where the Lomellini family commissioned him to decorate their palazzo and, subsequently, the vaults of their chapel of the Annunziata. He produced numerous paintings for churches in Genoa, among them a ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born before 1486; died 1557, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects.

Giacomo was the son of Francesco Francia. Most of his works were painted jointly with his brother Giulio. He also worked as a goldsmith.

Bologna (Accademia): The Virgin Mary, St John and Four Saints...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1862, in Birmingham; died 4 June 1928.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, worker in precious metals, designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits. Jewellery.

Arts and Crafts.

Arthur Joseph Gaskin studied at the Birmingham School of Art, where he later taught. He was a member of the Arts and Crafts movement founded by William Morris, whose aim was to revitalise the decorative arts. From 1899, together with his wife Georgina Cave France, he created gold and silver jewellery, sometimes decorated with enamel. In 1902, he replaced R. Catterson Smith as director of the Birmingham School of Jewellery. He exhibited paintings at the Royal Academy in London in 1889 and 1890 and jewellery at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle....

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 23 January 1720; died 8 December 1782.

Painter, goldsmith. Church interiors.

He was dean of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp from 1758 to 1775.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1449, in Florence; died 11 January 1494, in Florence.

Painter (fresco and panel), illuminator, mosaicist, goldsmith. Religious subjects, portraits.

Florentine School.

Ghirlandaio was initially trained as a goldsmith and, according to Giorgio Vasari, was the pupil of Alesso Baldovinetti. He seems to have undertaken few projects as a goldsmith—even Vasari states that he did not like the profession—and the majority of his career was spent working as a fresco and panel painter, as well as a mosaicist. His first major commission was for the frescoes on the right nave wall of the church of Ognissanti, Florence (...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 October 1872, in Pforzheim; died 8 June 1943, in Jugenheim.

Sculptor (bronze), draughtsman, painter, engraver (wood), graphic designer. Religious subjects, portraits. Medals.

Darmstadt Artists' Colony.

Daniel Greiner had been a pastor, bur he decided, after a conflict with the authorities in his parish of Schotten, to turn to art instead. He trained in Paris, then at the Bildhauerschule (school of sculpture) in Berlin. In ...

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Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 15 May 1565, in Utrecht; died 15 May 1621, in Amsterdam.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, architect. Religious subjects, portraits. Monuments, funerary monuments, busts.

Amsterdam School.

Hendrik de Keyser the Elder was taught by the sculptor C. Bloemaert in Dordrecht, and the painter Abr. Bloemaert. He was awarded the freedom of the city of Amsterdam on 24 October 1591, and was an architect to the town in 1594. He married on 6 August 1591, and had four sons and two daughters. Three of his sons - Pieter, Thomas and Willem - became artists. He taught Hans Stenwinckel. His architectural masterpiece was the tomb of William of Orange in the church in Delft. His sculptures include ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1647, in Antwerp; died 1692, in London.

Painter, miniaturist, goldsmith. Religious subjects, portraits.

Willem de Keyser II painted enamels, miniatures and pictures for the churches of Antwerp and later those of Dunkirk. He went to England where he became a favourite of James II. His daughter was also a miniaturist. Willem de Keyser lived a very unsettled existence; as a result of his success at the English court he decided to abandon his work as a goldsmith in Antwerp and to bring his family to England; however, the fall of James II deprived him of the majority of his patrons. He began to research into the transmutation of metals and lost everything he owned. It is thought that this calamity played a part in his early demise....

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German, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1489, in Nuremberg; died 1532, in Nuremberg.

Painter, engraver, goldsmith. Religious subjects.

Nuremberg School.

Like many German engravers at that time, Ludwig, or Lukas, Krug was also a gold and silversmith. He is also said to have been a painter, and to have worked with marble and steel. Little else is known about him....

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1625, in Nîmes; died 1690.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Renaud Levieux was the son of a gold and silversmith and received his artistic education in Italy. He was working in Rome in 1685.

His works include an extremely rare engraving of the ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 26 July 1903, in Marquise, Artois; died 22 August 1894, in Antony near Paris.

Sculptor, draughtsman, potter, medallist. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits. Busts, monuments, low reliefs.

Édouard Manchuelle studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Boulogne-sur-Mer from 1921 to 1924...