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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1584, in Borgo San Sepolcro; died 1638, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, engraver. Religious subjects.

Son of Durante Alberti and brother of Alberto Alberti; studied in his father's studio and went on to produce paintings that hang in the cathedral of his native town, in San Giovanni and in Rome. Among these is an ...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Born 1593, in Borgo San Sepolcro.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, art theorist. Religious subjects. Frescoes.

Served as Secretary to the Accademia di San Luca in Rome (founded by Zuccharo). In 1585, he published in Rome a benchmark Treatise on the Noble Art of Painting...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Romec.1775.

Painter, engraver (burin), sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Antonelli's work includes Halt During the Flight into Egypt (after Maratti), Christ on the Mount of Olives (Correggio), a Madonna and Child (Trevisani), and copies of various statues from the basilica of St Peter's....


British, 19th century, male.

Born 18 June 1828, in London; died 4 December 1905.

Sculptor, engraver, metal worker, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Busts.

Henry Armstead studied at the Royal Academy in London and became a member of the Academy in 1875. He exhibited a large number of busts and reliefs ...


Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1474, in Bologna; died 1552, in Bologna.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits. Miniatures.

Bolognese School.

Amico Aspertini was the younger brother of Guido Aspertini. He studied with E. Roberti Grandi and Lorenzo Costa but appears to have developed his style mainly from visiting the great art centres of Italy. From ...


Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1526 or 1528, in Urbino; died 1612, in Urbino.

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Federico Barocci was the great-grandson of the sculptor Ambrogio Barocci da Milano, and son of Ambrogio di Federico Barocci. He was first taught by his father and by the painter Battisto Franco, a Venetian disciple and imitator of Michelangelo. At the age of 20 he left for Rome to complete his studies at Raphael's studio. In Rome he won the patronage of Cardinal della Rovere and worked with Taddeo Zuccaro, who introduced him to Michelangelo. On returning to Urbino he discovered Correggio, whose influence he came under. In 1560, now famous, he returned to Rome where he collaborated with Federico Zucchero on frescoes at the Vatican and on the decoration of the Palazzo del Bosco at the Belvedere. He executed the famous ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 November 1848, in Damvillers (Meuse); died 10 December 1884, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver. History painting, religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, still-lifes.

From early childhood, Bastien-Lepage showed a taste and aptitude for drawing. He was the son of a prosperous farmer who taught and encouraged him. He continued to draw while attending school in Verdun, where the professor of drawing and composition, Fouquet, was impressed by his talent. On leaving school, however, he bowed to his family's wishes and entered the postal service (1867) rather than pursuing a career as an artist. It was soon apparent to him that he could not be both a civil servant and a painter. He promptly left his job with the postal service and started to paint full time. He was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Cabanel. He made his Salon debut in 1870 with ...


German, 16th century, male.

Born in Nuremberg; died, in Frankfurt.

Painter, sculptor, engraver (etching/burin/wood), draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, military subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, portraits, animals.

Nuremberg School.

Elder brother of Barthel Beham, Hans Sebald Beham is said to have been instructed by Albrecht Dürer, whose influence he certainly shows. He was also influenced by the work of Albrecht Altdorfer. Like his brother, Hans Sebald was already producing works when very young. In ...


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 18 May 1610, in Florence; died 22 July 1664, in Florence.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Son of the sculptor Francesco della Bella. His father wanted him to follow in his footsteps but relented when Stefano's talent for drawing manifested itself at an early age. His family sent him to study painting under Cesare Dandini, but Stefano opted instead to study engraving, joining the workshop of Remigio Cantagallina (who had previously instructed Jacques Callot). Della Bella worked in Italy from 1633 to 1639, then moved to Paris - where he was known as Étienne de la Belle. He remained in Paris from 1640 to 1649, although he spent some time in Holland in 1646. In Paris, he engraved for Silvestre, notably a remarkable ...