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French, 15th century, male.

Goldsmith. Religious subjects.

Adrien de Tours was paid a sum of 431 pounds and 10 sols in 1492 for the production of a shrine to St Eutrope.

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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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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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16th century, male.

Active in Ansbach from 1582 to 1614 (?).

Engraver, goldsmith.

Examples of his work include Christ on the Cross, Hunter and Hunted, Little Book of Animals (seven engravings), Grotesques (two), Ornaments and Sundials (six), Grotesque Ornaments (four) and Little Book of the Forest...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Activec.1450.

Goldsmith, engraver.

Buonincontro da Reggio made engravings of religious subjects.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active also active in Poland.

Born c. 1500, probably in Verona; died 1570, near Parma.

Engraver, goldsmith, medallist, architect. Religious subjects.

Giovanni Caraglio was one of the greatest engravers of his period and enjoyed a considerable reputation in Italy and abroad, particularly in Poland where he created medals for King Sigismond. When he returned to Italy he settled first in Verona and later near Parma, where he remained until his death....

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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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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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French, 16th century, male.

Born 1485, in Langres; died after 1561, c. 1570 according to some sources.

Engraver (burin), goldsmith. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Jean Duvet was known as the Master of the Unicorn because he was chiefly known for a series of panels depicting ...

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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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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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Walloon School, 13th century, male.

Born in Walcourt; died after 1240.

Worker in precious metals, miniaturist. Religious furnishings.

Friar Hugo went to live with four brother priests at Oignies, in Hainaut, where they founded a religious community. Before long, they had set up a goldsmith's workshop. Hugo made many pieces for the Treasury. His work included religious objects such as reliquaries, phylacteries, a gospel-book, a manuscript, an engraved chalice and a cross. In ...

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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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German, 15th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Goldsmith, engraver.

The artist referred to by this name engraved various religious subjects, including a Jesus on the Cross with the Virgin and St John of 1430.

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French, 15th century, male.

Active in Florencec.1450.

Engraver, goldsmith, niellist. Religious subjects.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Born in Ancona; died c. 1590, in Rome.

Painter, medallist, engraver (burin). Religious subjects, portraits.

School of Rome.

We cannot be certain that he was a painter. He is, however, mentioned as the pupil, or at least imitator, of Taddeo Zuccaro and became a member of the Congregazione dei Virtuosi. In ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Sienac.1549.

Born c. 1508, in Castelnuova della Berardenga, near Siena; died 1592.

Painter, glass painter, medallist. Religious subjects.

The pupil of Claude de Marseille, he is considered a prolific medal maker. He often executed works after the drawings of the Florentine painter Perino del Vaga. In ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Bourges.

Born 16th century, in Châteauroux.

Sculptor, medallist.

Marsault Paul worked from 1511 to 1515 on Bourges Cathedral, contributing several scenes from the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1443, in Florence; died at the end of 1496, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, goldsmith. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Florentine School.

Piero del Pollaiuolo was the younger brother of Antonio del Pollaiuolo by ten years. He studied for a short time under Andrea del Castagno, but left to work alongside his brother around ...

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1478 or 1479, in Villafranca; died after February 1537.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, goldsmith, medallist. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

Giovanni Maria Pomedello was a disciple of Vittore Pisano. He produced a Virgin at the Base of the Cross painted in San Tommaso in ...