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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1749, in Versailles; died 1825, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman (wash), engraver, decorative artist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, historical portraits, hunting scenes, interiors with figures, gardens. Stage costumes and sets, furniture, designs for fabrics, frontispieces.

Dugourc's father, who was in the service of the Duke of Orléans, had a considerable fortune. Dugourc was permitted to attend the lessons taken by the Duke of Chartres (the future Philippe-Égalité), and at the age 15 left for Rome, attached to the embassy of the Count of Cani. From his infancy, he had shown an aptitude for drawing, perspective and architecture. However, the death of his mother, followed shortly after by the loss of his father's fortune, changed his life. From being an amateur, Dugourc became a professional artist, and executed paintings, sculptures and engravings. In a work published in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 24 March 1727, in Neudonchel; died 1780 or 1781, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, musician.

Marie Dominique Joseph Engramelle belonged to the Community of the Petits-Augustins of Queen Marguerite. He was also an engineer. He exhibited in the Salon de la Correspondence in ...

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Danish, 18th century, male.

Active in Copenhagen.

Died 1 December 1763, in Copenhagen.

Painter, engraver (etching), musician.

Jacob Fosie was a pupil of the Copenhagen painter Hendrik Krock. Upon finishing his studies in Italy he became a drawing master at the junior school. He produced watercolours of landscapes, fruit and flowers, among which were copies of works by Wouwerman and other Dutch artists. As an etcher Fosie published a collection of his landscapes in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 28 June 1674, in Rome; died 5 March 1755, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, musician, scholar. Religious subjects, portraits.

Pierleone Ghezzi was the son and pupil of Giuseppe Ghezzi. He was commissioned by Pope Benedict XIV, together with L. Garzi, F. Trevisani and B. Luti, to paint, among other things, a series of ...

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Christiaan Schuckman

Dutch etcher, publisher, painter, actor-manager. He worked as an actor in Amsterdam between 1732 and 1745 and from 1753 to 1772, and in Rotterdam between 1773 and 1776. Judging from the comments of contemporary critics, he was best known for his recitations on the stage, sometimes shouted. He received his training as an etcher from ...

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Maria Cristina Bandera Viani

Italian painter and engraver. He trained in Florence with Agostino Veracini (1689–1762) and Francesco Conti (1681–1760), and studied architecture and stage design under Antonio Galli-Bibiena. His earliest known painting is a fresco of 1758: Heavenly Father in Glory in the Dominican church in Livorno. He enriched his art by the study of Correggio’s works in Parma, and also those of Bolognese painters, making engravings (...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 10 June 1767, in Amsterdam; died 8 April 1824, in Nijmegen.

Painter, engraver (burin), musician, writer.

Derk van de Wart studied under J. Kuyper. He painted portraits, landscapes and miniatures.