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Marianne Saabye

Danish painter. Although he was mentioned in the court account-books as early as 1743, his first known painting dates from 1750. From then until 1756 he was active as one of the most important portrait painters of the Danish Rococo. His colouristic style and impasto technique were strongly influenced by the Swedish painter Carl Gustaf Pilo. The double portrait of the ...

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French cabinetmaker. He was the son of the cabinetmaker Pierre Migéon I (b c. 1670). He started work in 1726, as his day-book (Paris, Bib. N.), originally attributed to his father, indicates. As much a dealer as a craftsman, Migéon sold a large number of luxury objects to a cosmopolitan clientele, and subcontracted extensively to colleagues. He carried out many commissions for the Garde Meuble de la Couronne, both directly and through the cabinetmakers Antoine-Robert Gaudreaus and Gilles Joubert. He worked in the Louis XV style using geometric veneering, some floral marquetry and lacquer, enhanced by beautiful bronze mounts. His most important works include desks (e.g. Paris, Louvre; Stockholm, Kun. Husgerådskam.), commodes, corner-cupboards (e.g. Munich, Residenzmus.; Basle, Haus Kirschgtn) and ...

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French architect, designer and illustrator. He was in the first rank of architects during the great period of interior decoration in France during the first half of the 18th century. Appointed by the Duc d’Orléans as his chief architect and designer during the Regency (...

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Swiss watercolourist, draughtsman, etcher and illustrator. His father was the landscape painter and engraver Johann Ulrich Schellenburg (1709–95), and his maternal grandfather was the painter Johann-Rudolf Huber. In 1748 the family returned to Winterthur, where Schellenburg attended his father’s art school. From 1763 to 1764...