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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Sculptor, medallist.

Cited by Zani. Alberghetti would appear to come from a well-known family of artists of the same name who worked from the Renaissance to the end of the 18th century as both casters and sculptors in Ferrara, Florence and Venice (where several were in charge of casting operations at the Artillery)....

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Mark Jones

French medallist, engraver and illustrator. He was first apprenticed to the medallist André Lavau (d 1808) and then attended the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in Bordeaux. In 1786 he travelled to Paris and entered the workshop of Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. His first great success was a large, realistic and highly detailed medal representing the ...

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Polish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1770, in Dukla; died after 1824, in Warsaw.

Sculptor, medallist.

Karl Barrend studied under Mathhaei Mattersperger, Casanova and Höckner in Dresden. In 1794 he showed several of his wax reliefs at the art exhibition held in the town. In ...

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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 ...

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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.

Active in Bolognac.1700.

Sculptor, medallist.

Sculpted a Holy Family group for the archbishop's palace in Bologna, and the figures on either side of the altar in the degli Angeli church.

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Lucia Pirzio Biroli Stefanelli

His numerous works, almost all dispersed, are documented in literary sources. His work, executed with meticulous attention to detail, consists primarily of cameo reproductions of paintings on large size stones. His masterpiece is considered to be the Tent of Darius (1828; Cremona, Mus. Civ.), carved in white Brazilian topaz and based on the painting by Charles Le Brun (Versailles, Château). The former work was commissioned by ...

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

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

Sculptor.

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

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 5 July 1760, in Carpentras; died after 1812.

Goldsmith, sculptor.

Brother of Jean Pierre Xavier and Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld. He worked in Toulouse, making sculptures in metal and wood.

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Elisabeth Gurock

German medallist and wax-modeller. She was the daughter of Georg Pfründt, wax-modeller, medallist and engraver. In 1659 she married the medallist Johann Bartholomäus Braun (fl 1636–74; d 1684); thus before 1659 her works are signed a.m.p., and after that year, a.m.b. Braun first worked in Nuremberg, and later in Frankfurt am Main, becoming particularly recognized as a portraitist. In the style of Alessandro Abondio she produced wax portrait reliefs of numerous members of the princely houses of the Netherlands, Germany and other countries; on two occasions she was summoned to the Viennese court. An example of her work is a portrait of Ludwig William, Margrave of Baden (Brunswick, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Mus.). Braun also modelled free-standing wax figures, such as the signed statuette of ...