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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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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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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, 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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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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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1478 or 1479, in Ulm; died between 9 August 1546 and 6 February 1549, in Ulm.

Painter, engraver (wood), medallist. Religious subjects, portraits, vanitas.

Ulm School.

Martin Schaffner was the father of Ambrosius Schaffner. His monogram is a superimposed M and S, though it sometimes consists of the letters MM. S. M. Z. V., which translate as 'Martin Schaffer Malher zu Ulm' (Martin Schaffer Painter in Ulm). The archives for 1496 show that he was in Ennetach as a collaborator with Jörg Stocker, but there is no further trace of him until 1508, when he appears in the register of the burghers of Ulm....

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Kirkheim 1513-1544.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Thomas Schick married the daughter of the goldsmith Heinrich Zobel in Basel. He painted a Last Judgement in the parish church of Weilheim and worked with Teck in Kirkheim.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1410-12, in Castiglione di Val d'Orcia; died 6 June 1480, in Siena.

Painter, sculptor (wood/marble/bronze), caster (bronze), goldsmith, architect. Frescoes, busts, religious furnishings.

Sienese School.

Vecchietta's baptismal certificate established that he was born in August 1410, rather than 1412...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1435, in Florence; died 7 October 1488, in Venice.

Painter, sculptor, goldsmith, musician. Religious subjects, historical figures. Equestrian statues.

Florentine School.

Andrea Verrocchio's biographical details are not really known, but his works are proof of the important place he occupies in the history of art. It is known that he was born in Florence in ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Died 1583, in Munich.

Engraver (including burin). Coins.

Peter Weinher worked for the duke of Bavaria, engraving portraits and religious subjects. Bartsch, who lists twelve of his prints, says that he signed his works P. W. V. R. or W. B. F....

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French, 16th century, male.

Born in Neufchâteau (Vosges).

Engraver, goldsmith.

Active between 1503 and 1533, Jacquemin Woeiriot made engravings to illustrate Books of Hours and scientific works as well as engravings of religious subjects. He was the father of Claude Woeiriot.