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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born in Valencia; died 2 October 1879, in Madrid.

Engraver.

A teacher first at the school of art in Valencia and later at that in Madrid, Alegre submitted an engraving of Velázquez' Christ on the Cross and another based on a Goya portrait to the ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1859, in Angers; died 1941, in Angers.

Painter, decorative artist, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Designs for stained glass.

He was a pupil of Ernest Hebert and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Milan at the beginning of the 19th century.

Engraver (line-engraving).

Ignazio Altini was a pupil of G. Longhi. Notable works by him are Christ at Emmaus after C. Allori, and portraits of musicians.

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1844, in Barcelona; died 8 January 1888, in Barcelona.

Painter, watercolourist, lithographer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Having begun his artistic studies in Barcelona, Amado Bernardet completed them in various parts of Europe. He occupied a prominent place among Spanish painters exhibiting at the Paris salons. His works include ...

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Romanian, 19th century, male.

Born 1831, in Câmpulung; died 19 August 1891.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

After studying in Bucharest under Lecca and Wallenstein, Theodor Aman moved to Paris where he continued his artistic education under the guidance of Drolling and Picot at the École des Beaux-Arts in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Paris; died 29 April 1885, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes.

A pupil of Ingres (whose 'unwitting' disregard of colour he deplored), Amaury-Duval was first and foremost a portraitist who painted, among others, the novelist Alexandre Dumas and the celebrated French actress Rachel. However, the most interesting thing about his body of work remains his decoration of various churches in and around Paris, notably those at St-Merri, St-Germain-l'Auxerrois and St-Germain-en-Laye. Beraldi makes reference to one of Amaury-Duval's engravings: ...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1803, in Vienna; died 15 January 1887, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Biedermeier.

Amerling was from a poor family and had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get his artistic career under way. He began by illuminating geographical maps and doing line engravings. In ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 17 December 1791, in Schinznach; died 14 May 1849, in Munich.

Engraver (burin/etching), draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits. Frontispieces.

Samuel Amsler learnt basic drawing skills from Wildegg, and was later a pupil of burin engraver Oberkogler in Zurich, and Johann Heinrich Lips and Karl Hess at the academy in Munich. In 1816, he went to Rome with painter Joh. Anton Ramboux and became friends with and an associate of Overbeck, Cornelius, Thorvaldsen and other young artists of the Nazarene school. This is how he and his friend Barth came to engrave the frontispiece of Cornelius's ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 3 February 1823, in Mühlheim-am-Rhein; died 23 March 1904, in Helenaberg, near Sinzig.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

Initially a pupil of Karl Sohn and Schadow at the academy in Düsseldorf (1839-1844), Karl Andreae subsequently went to Rome in ...