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French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 May 1799, in Paris.

Engraver (burin).

A pupil of Guérin and Oortman and a prominent engraver during the Restoration and the reign of Louis-Philippe, Pierre Michel Adam taught engraving at the Institut Royal des Sourds-Muets (Royal Institute for the Deaf). Among his prolific output, perhaps the best-known works are portraits engraved between ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Nuremberg.

Painter, engraver.

A pupil of Martin Beheim, Hans Ammon helped in the restoration of Nuremberg town hall. In 1778, a signed painting dated 1616 was at the town hall. It disappeared around this time, but is thought to be identical with a painting in the collection of Mme Leroy in Baden Baden bearing the same signature and dates....

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Philippe Durey

He arrived in Paris in 1765 to become a pupil of Augustin Pajou. Although he never won the Prix de Rome, he appears to have travelled to Rome in the early 1770s. About 1780 or 1781 he was involved in the decoration of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux’s Hôtel Thélusson, Paris. From ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 April 1792, in Paris; died 1849, in Paris.

Engraver (burin).

The second representative of the Blanchard family, Auguste II was a pupil of his father and an important engraver of the Restoration period. He signed his reproduction engravings and portraits ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Died 1827, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer.

He trained at the art school in Montpellier and gained a second-class medal in 1824. He was appointed director of the restoration of paintings at the Louvre in 1816. At the 1799 Salon he exhibited ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1770, in Paris; died 1846.

Engraver.

He engraved medals of the major personalities and events of the Empire, the Restoration, and the July Monarchy.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1727, in Florence; died 1785 or 1790, in London.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Giovanni Battista Cipriani's family were from Pistoia. He was a pupil of Bartolozzi, and perfected his drawing technique by studying the work of Gabbiani. Cipriani was buried in Chelsea cemetery in London, beneath a monument by Bartolozzi. In 1750, he painted the organ screen in the school of the convent of S Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi. Around Pistoia, he painted a ...

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Dibard  

French, 19th century, male.

Engraver.

The writer Béraldi mentions the following works as being by Dibard: Empire and Restoration, Enjoying the Woods, The Botany Lesson, and various subjects for The Virtue of Women.

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 July 1829, in Antwerp; died 5 February 1871, in Antwerp.

Sculptor, engraver.

Lodewijk Franciscus Durlet was a pupil at the academy in Antwerp. He executed decorative sculptures for the restoration of the cathedral towers. He later mainly devoted himself to wooden sculptures, altarpieces and church furniture....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Brescia.

Born c. 1789; died 6 April 1869.

Painter, lithographer.

Pierto Filippini studied under Giuseppe Bezzuoli in Florence. He was an excellent restorer (he restored a Fra Angelico in the church of S Alessandro) and a talented mosaic artist. He introduced lithography to Brescia....