Term for a type of porcelain singerie manufactured in Meissen from the mid-18th century and thereafter imitated at other potteries. The sets typically consisted of some twenty simian musicians and a conductor (e.g. set at Clandon Park, Surrey, NT).
Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.
Born 1754, in St Petersburg; died 1824, in St Petersburg.
Painter, watercolourist. Urban landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes. Stage sets (?).
The son of a retired soldier employed as a custodian at the fine arts academy in St Petersburg, Alekseev trained there ...
José Fernandes Pereira
Portuguese architect and military engineer. He was the most distinguished of the late 18th-century architects of northern Portugal, where he introduced the new spirit of Neo-classicism. He was the son of a musician at the episcopal court at Braga, whose protection and influence were valuable to him. Working in Braga during a period of transition, Amarante ended the architectural tradition inherited from André Ribeiro Soares da Silva, and, although he lacked Soares’s creativity, he made an important contribution to the city. Amarante’s later work in Oporto was in a more developed Neo-classical style and was an integral part of the new face of that city....
Italian, 18th century, female.
Active in London.
The sister of Venetian artist Jacopo Amigoni, she is known to have painted Beautiful Auretti, the portrait of a dancer.
Ismael Gutiérrez Pastor
He is thought to have first studied under Raffaello Rinaldi (fl 1713–?1747), a local artist, and between 1747 and 1751 he was enrolled in the Fraglia Veneziana, where he met the most notable vedutisti. He painted vedute in Treviso and Brescia, and these views, engraved by ...
W. Georg Rizzi
Italian architect, decorative artist, stage designer and painter, active also in Austria. He trained as a quadratura painter in Bologna, where he was a pupil of Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole. He was recorded as working as a figure and quadratura painter in Vienna for Prince Montecuccoli in ...
German, 18th century, male.
Active in Berlin during the second half of the 18th century.
His work includes a portrait of the dancer Barberini and a number of geographical maps.
Marc’alvise de Vierno
See Galliari family
Alfonso Rodríguez Ceballos
Italian architect, painter, urban planner and stage designer, active in Spain. He was a pupil in Piacenza of the painters Bartolomeo Rusca (1680–1745), Andrea Galluzzi (fl 1700–1743) and Giovanni Battista Galluzzi (fl c. 1730–40). In 1728 he was one of a number of artists summoned to Spain by the Marchese ...
French, 18th century, male.
Born 1717; died 1814.
Decorative designer, draughtsman. Stage costumes.
He started working for the Paris Opéra in 1748 and became the official costume designer for court festivals, entertainments and ceremonies in 1764.
Paris, 10 Nov 1988: Shepherdess Costume for an Opera...