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Claude Laroche

French architect and restorer. He was the son of a Neo-classical architect of the same name (1783–1868), who was a pupil of Charles Percier and architect to the département of Charente. The younger Paul Abadie began studying architecture in 1832 by joining the atelier of ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter, art restorer. Frescoes.

In 1860, while working on the Chapel of Castel-Capuano, Abate discovered and restored the frescoes so admired today in the great hall of the Court of Appeal in Naples.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 May 1799, in Paris.

Engraver (burin).

A pupil of Guérin and Oortman and a prominent engraver during the Restoration and the reign of Louis-Philippe, Pierre Michel Adam taught engraving at the Institut Royal des Sourds-Muets (Royal Institute for the Deaf). Among his prolific output, perhaps the best-known works are portraits engraved between ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor. Monuments.

Taught at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and was responsible chiefly for the restoration of ancient monuments and sculptures. He was known still to be alive in 1807. In 1780 he was commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia to sculpt the tomb of Raffael Mengs in St Peter's, Rome....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1820; died 1889.

Sculptor (wood).

Agostino Allegro's best works include his restoration of the stalls at the cathedral of Genoa and a wardrobe at the Royal Castle of Turin.

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 12 April 1842, in Sachseln.

Draughtsman, calligrapher, architect.

Anderhalden supervised various restoration works in Sarnen and the construction of the church of Rickenbach.

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Lucília Verdelho da Costa and Sandro Callerio

Portuguese painter, architect and restorer, active in Italy. He came from a middle-class family with trading interests in Italy. In 1854 Andrade went to Genoa, and friendships there with such artists as Tammar Luxoro (1824–99) led him to study painting with Alexandre Calame and later to study architecture at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. He travelled widely, and in Italy he came into contact with ...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 5 January 1849, in Innsbruck.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits. Church decoration.

Resident in Bozen, South Tyrol (now Bolzano, Italy), Cajus d'Andrea did his artistic training under Professor Ludwig Seitz in Rome, and also worked in Florence. He visited several cities in Italy during his study tours, notably Venice, Milan, Siena, Verona and Assisi. Eventually he became a Franciscan monk....

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Records of the Bourbon court for 1791 list him as a 'marbler'. He is known to have worked from 1799 to 1805 on the restoration of sculptures uncovered during archaeological excavations.

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Italian dealer, restorer, collector and painter . From 1854 he trained as a painter at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, executing such works as France Succouring Italy during the War of 1859 (1859–60; Impruneta, Villa Triboli). During the 1870s he began acquiring important works of art and became known as a notable dealer in Italian Old Master paintings, sculpture and ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Busseto (Emilia-Romagna).

Painter, art restorer.

Barezzi is credited with having developed a process for transferring mural frescoes to wood. He may well be the same artist as the Swiss fresco painter Barozzi de Brissago, who restored paintings in the Chapel of Sempach in ...

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French architect, restorer, teacher and writer. His architectural training began in 1854 in the studio of Henri Labrouste and then, when it was disbanded in 1856, in that of Viollet-le-Duc, which had been opened largely at Baudot’s request. His academic training was limited to a brief period (...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1831, in Haddington (East Lothian), Scotland; died 31 March 1909, in Edinburgh.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Landscapes.

William Beattie-Brown exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the New Water-Colour Society in London from 1863 to 1888. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in ...

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Philippe Durey

He arrived in Paris in 1765 to become a pupil of Augustin Pajou. Although he never won the Prix de Rome, he appears to have travelled to Rome in the early 1770s. About 1780 or 1781 he was involved in the decoration of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux’s Hôtel Thélusson, Paris. From ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1818, in Piove di Sacco near Padua; died 1883.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Genre scenes.

Completed his studies at the academy of fine arts in Venice. Bedini painted numerous simple yet original compositions and was a skilful restorer of works by Old Masters....

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Amedeo Bellini

Italian architect, teacher, restorer and writer. He attended both the Politecnico in Milan and the Accademia di Brera, studying as a pupil of Camillo Boito. He graduated in 1875 and the following year enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, where he attended Jean-Louis Pascal’s atelier, and came into contact with Charles Garnier, Gabriel-Jean-Antoine Davioud and Théodore Ballu. He also cultivated the interest in engraving that he had acquired under the painter ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 1782, in Antwerp; died 1854, in Brussels.

Painter. Landscapes.

Orientalism.

Benoit was a picture restorer by trade. He travelled extensively from Guiana to the Far East and returned with a number of illustrations of his trip. He was famous for his ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 June 1876, in Mechelen; died 2 October 1953, in Limoges, France.

Painter, enameller, art restorer. Portraits.

Philippe Victor van den Bergh was a student at the academy of fine arts in Mechelen in 1890. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 1 March 1826, in St-Denis; died 19 March 1892, in St-Denis.

Sculptor.

Bertin studied at the academy in Antwerp from 1842 to 1848. He then took up residence in Liège and participated in 1866 in the restoration of the basilica of Onze Lieve Vrouw at Tongeren, where he was also responsible for the statue of ...