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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born in Durazzo in Albania; died 1504, in Spalato.

Sculptor, architect.

Andreas Alexii was the son of slaves and spent his whole life in Dalmatia, mainly in Spalato. He worked principally on the restoration and repair of chapels. Among his works are the chapel of St Catherine in the church of St Dominic in Spalato, the chapel of St Jerome and St Nicholas in the church of St John the Baptist (no longer in existence) in the town of Arbe on the island of the same name, and the Gothic baptismal chapel in the church in Arbe. In ...

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Antonio  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

Antonio was active in Carrara in the second half of the 16th century. According to Bertolotti, between 1560 and 1562 he was paid for carving coats of arms and working on the restoration of antiquities in the Belvedere garden in Rome....

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Spanish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Painter. Still-lifes.

School of Seville.

Arguello worked on the restoration of Seville Cathedral in 1594. His name appears in records from 1599 to 1603.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Seville.

Painter.

School of Seville.

In 1597, Alonso de Balderas was among the artists who worked on the restoration of the dome paintings in the Salón de Embajadores at the Alcázar in Seville.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

He carved the balustrades during the restoration of the Palazzo Ducale of Scutari. According to Merzario he made the famous holy water fountain in the church of Venzone, Udine, the baptismal fonts in Tolmezzo Cathedral, and the porch of the church of Tricesenio. Caffi says, however, that these were the work of another Bernardino da Bissone, a son of Antonio, who obtained citizen rights in Udine about ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born possibly in 1520, in Saltrio; died 14 December 1600, in Rome.

Sculptor.

Giovanni Battista Bianchi was primarily a restorer of earlier works, including a group carved in 1579 by Roberto da Borgo San Sepolcro.

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Swiss, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1550, in Zaubern (Alsace); died 23 or 16 March 1624, in Basel.

Painter, draughtsman, copyist, art restorer. Portraits, genre scenes. Frescoes.

Basel School.

Hans Bock the Elder is thought to have begun his studies in Strasbourg, where he went to familiarise himself with the work of Flemish artists such as Jan van Orley, Arnold van Orley and Niklaus. He copied works of art in the Amerbach collection in Basel, and later worked as an assistant in the studio of Hans Hug Klauber, whom he was to succeed. For his admission to the Himmelzunft guild, he painted a composition showing a ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Lille.

Sculptor.

In 1538, Capitaine sculpted statues of Christ, the Virgin, the Emperor and the King of Spain for the Burgomasters' Hall, where in 1597 he carried out various restoration works.

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born in Paris.

Sculptor.

Fontainebleau School.

From 1540 to 1550, Carmoy worked at the château of Fontainebleau on the restoration of the antique marbles brought from Italy. In 1558 he worked under Pierre Lescot at the Louvre, and in ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1509, in Gandino near Bergamo; died 1579, in Madrid, in 1569 according to the Larousse Dictionary.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman (including wash), architect, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, frescoes.

After a study trip to Rome, paid for by his protector Tobia Pallavicini, Giovanni Battista Castello (Il Bergamasco) produced a series of works in Genoa and Bergamo. His best-known works in Bergamo include the fresco ...

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S. Pressouyre

French sculptor and ?painter, active also in Italy. He trained at Saint-Mihiel in the workshop of the Richier family, where he learnt the late Mannerist style current in Lorraine and much of northern Europe at the end of the 16th century. By c. 1590 he was working for Duke ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Fresnay-sur-Sarthe (Sarthe).

Glass painter.

François Dienis worked on the restoration of the stained glass windows in the church at Fresnay from 1563 to 1580.

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German, 16th century, male.

Born 1478, in Nuremberg, in 1490 according to Bryan's Dictionary; died before 1538.

Painter, draughtsman. Scenes with figures.

The brother of Albrecht Dürer, Jean Hans Dürer undertook restoration work at the castle in Cracow. He was appointed painter to the Polish royal court....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Brescia.

Sculptor.

Sperandio Felici is mentioned in Munich in 1567 in connection with the restoration of antiques, and worked on the Palazzo Comunale in Brescia.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Sebenico (now Sibenik, Croatia).

Born c. 1530; died c. 14 May 1596.

Illuminator, goldsmith.

In 1578 Fortezza also worked on the restoration of paintings.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Urbino in 1530.

Painter.

Raffaello Ghiselli was a Dominican friar who undertook restoration works as well as producing original paintings.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Painter.

Grillo-Blas was employed on the restoration of Seville cathedral.

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Laloy  

French, 15th – 16th century, male.

Sculptor, architect.

From 1499 to 1519, Laloy worked on the restoration of the former cathedral of St Stephen in Agen, which has now been destroyed. He rebuilt the main belfry tower, the pillars of the chancel and the cloister. He was also an architect....

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French, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

In 1562, Pierre Le Cocq carried out restoration work on the chapel of the bishop's palace. In 1566, he carved a cross with a Crucifixion and the figure of the Virgin to be set up at a crossroads in Cambrai....

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Adriano Ghisetti Giavarina

Italian architect and sculptor. He was a pupil of the sculptor Andrea di Piero Ferrucci. From c. 1527 to 1532 he was supervisor of the Fonte di S Pietro, Rome. He was conservator of the gilded ceilings of the basilica of S Maria Maggiore until ...