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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born in Brussels.

Engraver, draughtsman, jeweller.

Flemish School.

Franz Aspruck was probably a pupil of R. Spranger. A number of plates by Aspruck, bearing the initials F. A., survive: 13 plates after Agostino Caracci and a small allegorical depiction of ...

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Philippe Rouillard

South Netherlandish painter and designer. His father, George Bellegambe, a cabinetmaker and musician, was a prominent citizen of Douai. Jean is first mentioned in a document of 1504, when he is referred to as a master painter, a burgher and married. His teacher is unknown, but his work bears some imprint of the art of ...

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Italian stuccoist, sculptor, painter and costume designer, active in France and England. He worked in France as a painter (1515–22), probably under Jean Perréal and Jean Bourdichon, then in Mantua, possibly under Giulio Romano, possibly calling himself ‘da Milano’. By 1532 he was at ...

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Marco Collareta

Italian goldsmith, coin- and gem-engraver, jeweller, medallist and dealer. Son of the goldsmith Gian Maffeo Foppa, from 1480 he served at the Milanese court with his father, eventually becoming personal goldsmith and jeweller to Ludovico Sforza (il Moro), Duke of Milan. In 1487 Caradosso was in Florence, where his appraisal of an antique cornelian was highly esteemed. He worked in Hungary in the service of King ...

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British, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1547, in Exeter; died c. 1619, in London.

Miniaturist, jeweller.

Nicholas Hilliard, the son of a goldsmith, was apprenticed to his father's trade but preferred the art of the miniature. In 1570 his name appears on the register of the Goldsmiths' Company, and he became miniaturist and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I, of whom he painted a number of portraits, including one which shows her covered with jewels depicted in detail - he was, after all, a jeweller. He may have visited France and perhaps met Ronsard. In ...

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Italian bronze-founder. Born into a well-known Venetian family, he is mentioned in 1482, first as a goldsmith and then as a jeweller, which suggests that he might have been carving hard stones. In 1484 he was employed at the Mint as an engraver of dies. Exiled in ...

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Gordon Campbell

German goldsmith from Hamburg, active in Denmark. He entered the service of the Danish Court; his jewellery for the royal family is documented, but little is known to survive. Mores is best known for his Kleinodienbuch, a collection of jewellery designs now in the Hamburg Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek....

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Italian painter. He was the most significant painter of the 16th-century school of Bergamo and is best known for his portraits, which feature a naturalistic rendering of both faces and costume and an objective approach to character.

A document dated 6 March 1549 refers to Moroni as an administrative procurator, which implies that he was then at least 25 years old. He was trained in Brescia, in the workshop of ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Born 1515, in Munich; died 10 March 1573, in Munich.

Painter, draughtsman, miniaturist, copyist. Religious subjects, historical subjects, portraits. Designs for jewellery, decorative designs.

Munich School.

Hans Mülich's family came originally from Augsburg and Mülich himself is on record as a member of the Munich artists' guild in 1546. He was probably active there before that date, however, for the gallery of Munich houses a portrait of him dated 1540. Mülich was retained as a painter at the court of Albert V of Bavaria. It is thought that he visited Italy. It is certain that he made a copy of Michelangelo's ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Medallist, jeweller.

Niccolo di Mantova engraved medals for Eleanor of Gonzague, Alvise Gonzague and Paolo Fregoso.

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German, 16th century, male.

Active at the end of the 16th century.

Engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features. Designs (jewellery).

Davis Schalhaimer engraved decorations for rings in 1592.

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Italian gem- and coin-engraver, sculptor and jeweller. His father, Antonio Serbaldi, was also a Tuscan master engraver. In 1468 he attended the painting school in Pistoia of a priest named Matteo. He then studied with the Genoese gem-engraver Giacomo Tagliacarne (fl late 15th century...

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Stephen K. Scher

Italian medallist, sculptor, gem-engraver and jeweller. Nothing is known of his background and early life. His family apparently came from Trezzo-sull Adda but were living in Milan at the time of his birth. By 1550 he had achieved a level of fame that deserved mention in the first edition of Vasari’s ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1521, in Pieve di Cadore; died 2 March 1601, in Venice.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, costume studies.

Cesare Vecellio was related to Tiziano Vecelli (Titian), and was possibly his assistant. Cesare accompanied his famous master to Augsburg in ...

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Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1555, in Utrecht; died 1613 or 1614, in Prague.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, medallist, goldsmith, jeweller.

Munich School, Prague School.

Paulus van Vianen was the pupil of his father Willem Ezestensz. van Vianen, a medal maker and goldsmith, and of Cornelius Flertz or Elertz. He first travelled to Florence and then came to Munich in 1596 where he became a master in 1599. He was appointed jeweller to Emperor Rudolph II....