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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1640, in Milan; died 1715, in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Studied under Carlo Francesco Nuvoloni, who taught him to paint with great facility, particularly frescoes. A painter with a lively imagination and sound technique, Abbiati was firmly established among the ranks of artists working at the time. In cooperation with Federigo Bianchi, he painted a ...

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 August 1666, in Sursee; died 1740.

Painter, glass painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Glass painting.

He was the most distinguished member of his family, and examples of his work - generally subjects taken from history or the Old Testament - are not uncommon. He also painted genre scenes....

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 9 December 1739, in Vienna; died 8 March 1799.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Known works by him include an altar painting for the old parish of Altlerchenfeldt (Vienna) and another for the church of Passeck (now Paseka) in Moravia.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1744, in Madrid; died 1800.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A pupil of José Lope, Acevedo very soon surpassed his master. A large number of his religious paintings can be found in Madrid. They include a St Francis and St John the Baptist...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Toulon during the first half of the 18th century.

Born in Correns (Var).

Painter. Religious subjects.

Toulon School.

In 1718 Jean-Baptiste Achard painted Melchizedek Blessing Abraham in the Corpus Domini chapel at Toulon. In 1725 he painted the ceiling of the same chapel....

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Villach (Carinthia) during the first half of the 18th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

In 1735, he painted a St Veronica for St Peter's church.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1787, in Seville; died 1800, in Seville.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Acosta died at the age of only 13, but even in so brief a career he was able to produce a number of works revealing extraordinary talent. These include a scene from ...

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Active in Galicia and in Podolia towards the end of the 18th century.

Draughtsman, engraver (line-engraving). Religious subjects.

Two engravings by J. Adam are known: one depicting St Anthony at Kamieniec in Podolia, the other portraying the Archbishop of Halic. These works are signed ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures.

He won two prizes in 1710 and 1711 for his paintings Abraham and Tobias.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1682, in Bergamo; died 1741.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Son of Benedetto Adolfi and brother of Ciro Adolfi. Tassi asserts that, like his brothers, he studied under his father alone. Giacomo Adolfi forged a reputation as a brilliant painter of historical subjects and was widely commissioned to decorate several public monuments. His ...

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Russian, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Ivan Adolski, who is documented between 1706 and 1745, executed the paintings in the Peterhof chapel. He is also noted for his painting of the archangels Michael and Gabriel in the church of St Mary in Moscow.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Active in Italy or Dalmatia around 1731 to 1740. He painted Adoration of the Shepherds in Rome in 1732 (Cardinal Fesch Gallery).

Paris, 1843: Adoration of the Shepherds, FRF 155

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Gualandi reports having seen an Agazzini engraving of a Holy Family by Gualandi.

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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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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1753, in Barcelona; died 1800.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Having begun his studies in his native city, Agustín moved to Rome to join the studio of Anton Raphael Mengs. He became one of his master's most skilled imitators. On his return to Spain he became the first director of the school of drawing in Cordova. In ...

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Initially a Jesuit, later a lay preacher and parish priest, Andreas Ahorn painted a number of frescoes to decorate the Jesuit church and then the Piarist church at Piotrków.

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German, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

This Bavarian artist is known for his frescoes of Gars market hall and the decoration of the nave of the monastic church there in 1777.

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Flemish School, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Baptised 31 March 1648 in Mechelen; died 21 November 1722, in Mechelen.

Painter. Historical painting, religious subjects.

Sebastiaen van Aken was a pupil of Lucas Franchoys. He is believed to have become a master painter in ...