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A. Gerhardt

Benedictine abbey on the River Enns in Styria, Austria. It was founded in the mid-11th century by Bishop Gebhard from Salzburg, endowed by St Henna von Gurk, Gräfin von Friessach (d 1045), and settled by Benedictine monks from St Peter’s, Salzburg under Abbot Isingrin. The Romanesque minster (consecrated ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1752; died 1821.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, architectural views, topographical views.

William Angus studied under William Walker and went on to produce a large number of well-executed and pleasing prints of manor houses and family seats in England and Wales. Angus worked as an illustrator and was retained by various topographical publishers of the day. He engraved from his own drawings but also from originals by Shothard, Paul Sandby, Edward Daynes, George Samuel and other leading artists. He is remembered for a series of plates for ...

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Dutch painter, draughtsman, calligrapher and printmaker of German origin. He was the son of Gerhard Backhusz. (Backhusen) of Emden, and he trained as a clerk in his native town. Shortly before 1650 he joined the Bartolotti trading house in Amsterdam, where his fine handwriting attracted attention. He practised calligraphy throughout his life (examples in Amsterdam, Rijksmus.; Dresden, Kupferstichkab.; London, BM). During his early years in Amsterdam he also displayed his skilled use of the pen in drawings, mainly marine scenes, done in black ink on prepared canvas, panel or parchment. He probably derived this technique and subject-matter from Willem van de Velde (ii) the elder’s pen drawings of the 1650s. Bakhuizen continued to produce pen drawings until the 1660s, some depicting recognizable ships and existing views, such as his ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...

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He was taught by his father, the sculptor and painter Josef Bergler the elder (1718–88), and, during his stay in Italy, by Martin Knoller in Milan and Anton von Maron in Rome. An accomplished portrait painter, he was employed as official painter by bishops and cardinals at Passau and painted a number of altarpieces in Austria and especially in Bohemia. He helped establish the ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1719, in Dorrington (Shropshire); died 1804, in Cheapside, London.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views.

Being the son of an engineer, John Boydell intended to follow the same career as his father. However, at the age of 20, he resolved to learn engraving. He went to London and trained under W.H. Toms, whose engraving ...

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in England.

Engraver, illustrator. Portraits, architectural views. Frontispieces.

Jacob Collins designed frontispieces for several books. He is known for his plates for the Theatre of Great Britain and a View of Lincoln Cathedral.

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1767, in Dublin; died 1832, in Rome.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Landscapes, architectural views.

An archaeologist himself, Dodwell illustrated several works of Greek archaeology.

London, 29 April 1982: The Island of Lesbos (1801, watercolour/pencil outlines, 10 × 17½ ins/25.5 × 44.5 cm) ...

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David Leatherbarrow

English architect, writer and illustrator. A brilliant draughtsman, speculative archaeologist and an avid reader of ancient myth, he was one of England’s most remarkable visionary architects. His career began in 1787, when he was apprenticed to James Wyatt. Two years later he entered the Royal Academy Schools, London, and won the Silver Medal in his first year and the Gold in the next. He then left for Italy, where he visited all the important Classical sites as well as less well-known sites in the Roman Campagna. He usually travelled with painters and architects, most often with C. H. Tatham and G. A. Wallis (...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1774, in Hopton; died 4 February 1836, in Naples.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, architect. Topographical views.

William Gell was educated at the Academy School. He was an architect by profession, but was better known as a publisher of illustrated volumes on Greek and Italian antiquity. Examples of his topographical studies include ...