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French, 18th century, male.

Born 7 May 1694, in Paris; died 10 September 1774, in Paris.

Engraver, print publisher, writer, art lover.

Pierre-Jean Mariette occupies a position of great importance in the 18th century, representing as he does the archetype of the French connoisseur. His literary legacy forms an invaluable record of the art of the period; for example, the notes that he added to P. Orlandi's primer, which were published in the ...


Dutch timber merchant, collector, printmaker, print publisher, draughtsman and art theorist. He was one of the most important Dutch dilettanti of the 18th century. His interest in art began at an early age, and from the age of 12 he was taught drawing by Norbert van Bloemen (...


German, 18th century, male.

Born 1775 or 1753, in Berlin; died 26 December 1804, in Berlin.

Engraver (wood), writer, print publisher.

The son of Johann Georg, Johann Unger was a member of the academy in Berlin, where he was to teach. He primarily engraved after the drawings of J. W. Meil....