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Marianne Grivel

He was probably related to a family of goldsmiths from Nancy, but his working life was spent in Italy. He produced many engravings for publishers in Rome and specialized mostly in reproducing Italian paintings, views of ancient Rome and to a lesser extent portraits. He worked for the engraver and publisher ...

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Flemish School, 16th century, female.

Born 1528, in Liège; died 1598, in Frankfurt.

Engraver, draughtsman, goldsmith.

Théodore de Bry lived in Frankfurt where he was also a publisher. He worked for a long time in England. His engravings, with those of his sons, are considered to be among the best of the Netherlands....

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Françoise Jestaz

Italian engraver, goldsmith and medallist, active also in Poland. He is first recorded in 1526 in the entourage of Marcantonio Raimondi in Rome. There the printer and publisher Baviera introduced him to Rosso Fiorentino, whose allegory Fury he engraved (b. 58). Caraglio continued to collaborate with Rosso and engraved several suites, such as the ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born in Sedan (Ardennes); died 1720, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Medallist, engraver, printer, art dealer.

Nicolas Chevalier took refuge in the Netherlands after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, which restricted the liberties of Huguenots. He lived in Amsterdam and Utrecht....

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Madeleine Barbin

French engraver and print publisher. He was descended from a family of gunsmiths. In 1739 he went to Paris to join a brother who had established himself there as a goldsmith. Beginning as an engraver and chaser, in 1746 he obtained the rank of master. As early as ...

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German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Augsburg.

Born c. 1647; died 1727.

Goldsmith, engraver, print publisher.

Abraham Drentwett's output included 8 plates for Various Silver Pieces and 28 plates for Augsburg Goldwork. He sometimes signed with just his initials.

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Marianne Grivel

French engraver, draughtsman, print publisher and dealer. He was the son of the goldsmith Pierre Gaultier, but probably not, as has been stated, the son-in-law of Antoine Caron and brother-in-law of Thomas de Leu. His first dated engravings (1576; Linzeler, 13–120) form part of a suite of 108 plates illustrating the New Testament. He was a very prolific engraver—his output reached at least 985 prints—and treated various genres, producing religious engravings, allegories, coats of arms and above all portraits and book illustrations. Although he copied the suite of engravings by ...

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German printer. Trained as a goldsmith, he left Mainz for Strasbourg c. 1428 as a political exile. A lawsuit of 1439 indicates that while in Strasbourg he began experimenting with printing techniques. Gutenberg was back in Mainz on 17 October 1448 and by 1450 had begun a commercial printing venture employing his inventions of movable metal type cast in separate letters and a type-casting machine (...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 17th century, in Lyons.

Goldsmith, engraver.

Jordot was established in Grenoble in 1658, where he engraved colophons for printers and booksellers. An engraver of the name of Jordot engraved tokens towards the middle of the 17th century.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1632, in Antwerp; died before 20 March 1671, in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver, print publisher.

The son and pupil of the goldsmith Jean Pitau, Nicolas Pitau the Elder also worked with Corneille Gale and Philippe de Champagne. He went with his father to Paris, where he produced a large number of portraits and subjects after Raphael, Guercino, Carracci, Lefebvre, Mignard and Philippe de Champagne. His best works are perhaps the ...