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John Ford

English publisher and patron of German birth. He trained as a carriage designer in Paris and moved to England between 1783 and 1786. He established his own business as a carriage maker, undertaking major commissions in London and Dublin. In 1804 he designed Pius VII’s carriage for the coronation of Napoleon and in ...

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Linda Whiteley

French family of typographers, printers, publishers and collectors. The first to settle in Paris was Denis Didot (2nd half of 17th century), whose son François Didot (1689–1759) founded in 1713 the family publishing business. His sons François-Ambroise Didot (1730–1804) and Pierre-François Didot (...

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English collector, antiquary, patron and editor. He pursued humanistic and scientific studies under Dr John Ward, and in 1739/40 he was admitted at Lincoln’s Inn as a law student, and lived in chambers until 1748. During a trip to Venice, in 1750 or 1751...

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Madeleine Barbin

French collector, engraver, print-publisher and print-seller. He was probably led to study engraving by his taste for collecting prints and drawings. He made no innovations in the engraving process, but used etching lightly reworked with the burin, a method suited to reproducing the sort of drawings that he usually chose as models, most of them coming from his own collection....

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Hélène Guicharnaud

French soldier, editor, writer, patron and collector. The son of a family of merchants, he travelled widely in his youth, both in France and abroad, including a journey to Constantinople (now Istanbul) and the Levant. On his return to Marseille he began but never finished a history of painters and a history of theatrical productions, projects that reveal his artistic and literary interests, as does his affiliation to the Marseille Académie Royale, of which his brother ...

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French soldier, publisher and collector. With his father, Prince Charles-Joseph de Ligne (1735–1814), he operated an important publishing house at the Château de Belœil, Haincourt (now in Belgium), though he was also an officer in the engineering corps and in fact died in battle. Described by Adam von Bartsch as one of the finest connoisseurs of his time, de Ligne assembled a collection of over 2587 Old Master and contemporary drawings, many of which had derived from the collections of ...

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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 (...

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