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French, 18th century, male.

Born 3 August 1793, in Paris; died 10 June 1855, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Engraver, medallist, draughtsman. Coins, banknotes, postage stamps, seals.

Barre was apprenticed at the age of twelve to a carver, foundry worker and gilder. Four years later, he was drafted into the fire service in Paris, where he worked until ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 1705, in Rouen; died 1774, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver (burin). Genre scenes, landscapes with figures, architectural views, ruins. Stage sets.

Blondel lived in Amsterdam, and painted models of stage sets for the theatre in Amsterdam, which appeared at a sale in Amsterdam in ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Baptised 19 November 1724 in Amsterdam; died 7 April 1801.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes. Stage sets.

Jacobus Buys studied under Cornelis Pronck and Cornelis Troost. He painted portraits, historical pictures, theatre scenery and vignettes for books, as well as imitating the grisailles of Jakob de Wit....

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1700 or 1710, in Kent; died 30 November 1765.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver (etching). Landscapes, landscapes with figures, harbour scenes, rustic scenes, architectural views. Stage sets.

George Lambert was a student first of William Hassel, and then of Woolton. He acquired a considerable reputation as a theatrical scenery painter at Lincoln's Inn Field theatre and then at Covent Garden. He went on to become one of the first English artists to make a serious study of picturesque effects in the landscape, a development which would lead to the famous 19th-century school of landscape art. He was one of the founders and, in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna from 1748 to 1790.

Painter, engraver (burin). Religious subjects. Stage sets.

Vincenzo Mazzi was a member of the Accademia Clementina in Bologna. He produced paintings for churches, but his main work was making stage sets for theatres.

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 25 May 1730, in Laino; died 7 May 1804, in Munich.

Painter, engraver (including burin), architect. Stage sets.

Lorenzo Quaglio studied under his father, thought to have been Giovanni Maria Quaglio the Elder. He would, therefore, have been the brother of Domenico Quaglio the Elder. He mainly worked in Mannheim for the court theatre....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1699, in Savona; died 11 November 1775, in Genoa.

Painter, engraver (burin), caricaturist. Religious subjects. Stage sets.

Giovanni Agostino Ratti came to Rome as a very young man and became the pupil of Benedetto Luti. He painted a number of historical works, including a ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 22 June 1759, in Padua.

Painter, lithographer, fresco artist, engraver. Stage sets.

The brother of Vincenzio and father of Antonio Sacchetti, Lorenzo was the pupil of Domenico Cerato and Domenico Fossati in Venice. He produced frescoes in palaces in Padua and engraved sets for the opera ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1768, in Schulpforta (Thuringia); died 28 April 1833, in Zittau.

Painter, engraver. Portraits, urban landscapes. Stage sets.

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Mannheim; died c. 1826.

Painter, engraver, architect. Genre scenes, portraits, landscapes. Stage sets.

Schlicht was a pupil of L. Quaglia. He engraved portraits, genre scenes and landscapes. He was a professor at the academy in Düsseldorf.