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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Lübeck.

Painter.

He made copies of paintings by old masters. His painting of The Punishment of Ananias and Sapphira after Raphael's cartoon, preserved in the Goldsmiths' Chapel at St Peter's in Lübeck, is of little artistic merit. It is signed by him and dated ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Died 1714.

Painter, engraver, medallist.

Active around 1676 in Carpi and Modena. He was particularly adept at reproducing flowers and, as a result, was often asked to supply contemporary medal-makers with various designs for coins.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Active in Valencia.

Painter, engraver (line-engraving).

Ascensio was a pupil at the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, where he was appointed professor of engraving on metal in 1783 and later received the title of court engraver.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born possibly c. 1720, in Paris; died 1775.

Draughtsman, goldsmith, engraver (etching). Ornamental designs.

Babel entered the Académie de St-Luc in 1751.

New York (Metropolitan Mus. of Art): Design for a Cartouche (pen and ink wash)

Orléans: Two Seated Women...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 3 August 1793, in Paris; died 10 June 1855, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Engraver, medallist, draughtsman. Coins, banknotes, postage stamps, seals.

Barre was apprenticed at the age of twelve to a carver, foundry worker and gilder. Four years later, he was drafted into the fire service in Paris, where he worked until ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 25 January 1708, in Lucca; died 4 February 1787, in Rome.

Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Worked initially as a goldsmith, like his father before him, then studied miniaturist techniques under Conca. The works of antiquity and of Raphael were a major source of inspiration. He exhibited at the 1783 Salon de la Correspondance with a painting of the death of Mark Anthony. An artist of the same name also participated in the 1778 Society of Artists Exhibition in London....

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Matilde Amaturo

He was the son of the goldsmith Giovanni Bazzani and trained in the studio of Giovanni Canti (1653–1715). Giuseppe was a refined and cultivated artist (Tellini Perina, 1988) and as a young man profited from the rich collections of art in Mantua, studying the works of Andrea Mantegna, Giulio Romano, 16th-century Venetian painters, especially Paolo Veronese, and Flemish artists, above all Rubens. His earliest works, for example the ...

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Graham Reynolds

Swedish miniature painter, active in England. He was first apprenticed to a goldsmith and jeweller in Stockholm. He became adept at miniature painting in enamel, a method that had been introduced into Sweden by Pierre Signac (d 1684), and he is said to have studied the enamels of Jean Petitot I and Jacques Bordier (...

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Gertrud Seidmann

English gem-engraver, medallist, wax modeller and miniature painter. Of humble origins, he was self-taught as an engraver but studied drawing and modelling at the St Martin’s Lane Academy and in the gallery of casts belonging to Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, known as the Duke of Richmond’s Academy. He exhibited with the Society of Artists, of which he was a director, from ...

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Ingrid Sattel Bernardini

German painter and dealer. He was taught to draw by his father, Jean Jacques Bury (1731–85), a goldsmith and engraver born in Strasbourg, who also taught at the Hanau Zeichnenakademie. After taking painting lessons from Anton Wilhelm Tischbein (1730–1804), in 1780...