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Belgian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1768, in Namur; died 10 June 1826.

Architect, sculptor, engraver, metal worker.

Barbier studied first in Belgium before completing his studies in Antwerp at the studio of J. Verbekt. He was appointed sculptor of the king's buildings and lived for a time at the Louvre. His works include medallions of ...


French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1645; died 11 January 1729, in Paris.

Engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features.

Brother of Bérain the Elder. He made a number of drawings for gold- and silversmiths, and for arms and monograms. He is listed as engraver to the King in ...


Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 22 September 1704, in Mons (Hainaut); died, in Italy.


Bettignies was the third son of Claude-Joseph de Bettignies(1675-1740), an architect, sculptor and goldsmith in Mons.


Richard Riddell

English manufacturer and engineer. At the age of 17 he entered his father’s silver stamping and piercing business at Snow Hill, Birmingham, which he inherited in 1759. His marriage in 1756 brought a considerable dowry, providing capital for the establishment in 1762 of his factory in Soho, Birmingham, in partnership with ...


Gordon Campbell

French architect, sculptor, interior decorator and silversmith. His surviving metalwork includes a gilded bronze pair of candlesticks depicting Minerva and Victory (Louvre, Paris).

G. P. Cauvet: Recueil d’ornemens à l’usage des jeunes artistes qui se destinent à la decoration des bâtiments (Paris, 1777)


French, 18th century, male.

Born 1726, in Avignon; died 30 March 1793, in Aix-en-Provence.

Sculptor. Historical subjects, figures, architectural views, animals. Medallions, medals, monuments, statues, low reliefs.

Jean Pancrace Chastel taught sculpture at the art college in Aix-en-Provence from 1774 to around 1788.

Aix-en-Provence: Mausoleum at Reillane...


Gordon Campbell

German architect and designer. He published ornamental designs (including grotesques) for artists working in gold, silver, glass and lacquer.


Hans Ottomeyer

The name derives from the first French Empire under Napoleon I (see Bonaparte family, §1). The dates defining the period of the Empire historically (1804–14) and the duration of the style itself are at variance: the early phase, referred to by contemporaries as ‘le goût antique’, was a late form of Neo-classicism and became more developed as the chaos resulting from the French Revolution subsided ...


Damie Stillman

Architectural and decorative arts style that flourished in the USA from shortly after the acknowledgement of independence in the Treaty of Paris (1783) until c. 1820. The term is derived from the period surrounding the creation of the federal constitution in 1787 and was in use in a political sense by that year. Essentially it was a form of ...


Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1671, in Settignano; died 12 December 1736, in Florence.

Sculptor, medallist, architect.

The church of the Annunziata in Florence houses some of Giovacchino Fortini's statues. Fortini was responsible for completing work on the façade of the church of S Firenze started by A. Maria Ferri. He also completed a tomb for the physician ...