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A. V.  

French, 15th – 17th century (?), male.

Active in Limoges.

Monogram of an enameller.

The monogram A. V., listed by Ris Paquot, appears on an enamel in the Le Carpentier Collection.

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Portuguese, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

Simão de Abreu collaborated with Domingos Vieira and other artists on the decoration of the convent of Christ in Tomar. He is known principally for his seven altarpieces for the church's charola (processional way).

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German, 16th century, male.

Died 1518.

Painter, decorative designer.

Augsburg School.

Jacob Abt was made a master painter in Augsburg in 1510. He painted arabesques to decorate the buildings in a court of the stately home owned by the Fugger family. This decorative work, which carries the monogram: A, had previously been attributed to Altdorfer....

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Active in Laufenburg.

Painter, decorative designer.

According to accounting records, Achmann was contracted in 1598 to undertake decoration work at the castle in Lenzburg, the residence of the governors of Bern. He is usually recorded as a painter of coats of arms....

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Arras at the beginning of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Arras School.

In 1501 Adam d'Avesne restored the panel of the master altar and painted banners for the church of La Ste-Croix in Arras.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

School of Seville.

Miguel Adan's signature and the date 14 March 1593 are found on a receipt for a 30 ducat payment made by the majordomo of the church of Santiago in Seville, this being part payment of a sum of 500 ducats due to him for the decoration of the altar. He was still alive in ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Glass painter, decorative designer.

Jean Adrian produced a large stained glass window for the cathedral of Rennes around 1526. In 1532 he was commissioned to organise the coronation celebrations of the dauphin, François, Duke of Brittany. He performed the same duties in ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer. Urban landscapes.

Adrien de Monceau drew a general view of Amiens on parchment for the Marshal of Châtillon in 1518. In 1520 he painted the standards for the boats that transported fodder to the Field of the Cloth of Gold (a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France in Calais, June ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Naples towards the middle of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Neapolitan School.

It is not known with whom Pietro Afesa studied. His surname derives from the province where he was born. He came to Naples where he occupied a creditable position among the excellent painters living in the city at that time. He was commissioned with the decoration of public buildings and is known particularly for his ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Bolognac.1525.

Painter, decorative designer.

Agostino delle Prospettive distinguished himself as a painter of emblems and trompe l'oeil. According to his biographies, he executed windows, doors and stairways with such perfection that animals and people often took them to be real. He is known in particular for a painting at the Carmelite church considered to be a masterpiece of foreshortening....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Murcia at the end of the 16th century.

Painter, decorative designer.

Murcian School.

From a document dated 6 October 1590, we know that Francesco del Aguila applied for permission to paint and gild the tomb of Alonso the Wise in Murcia Cathedral....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Henares.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

In 1518 Bartolomé de Aguilar was commissioned to decorate the main hall of the College of S Ildefonso at the University of Alcala de Henares. The ceiling painting suggests a Moorish influence while the remaining decoration was executed in the Renaissance style and shows the influence of Raphael....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Segovia.

Sculptor, decorative designer. Statues.

A pupil and brother-in-law of Mateo Inverto, Juanes Aguirre worked in the parish of Villacastin with Mateo on the great tabernacle for the high altar. In 1594 he executed another which included statues of the evangelists and a number of saints....

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Sevillec.1537.

Sculptor, designer of ornamental architectural features, decorative designer.

School of Seville.

Pedro de Aguirre worked on the construction or ornamentation of public buildings in Seville.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Mirandola in 1599.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Genesio Albarelli is mentioned as one of the artists working on the Collevati chapel in the church of the abbey of S Maria Maddalena in Mirandola.

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Perhaps of Italian origin; died c. 1530.

Painters, fresco artists, decorative designers. Murals.

Granada School.

Alejandro and Julio were pupils of Giovanni of Udino, a disciple of Raphael. The two artists were summoned by Charles V and commissioned to paint the ceilings and vaults of the Alhambra in Granada. They executed the task admirably and were subsequently commissioned to paint a number of palaces in the city....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in San Ippolito.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

In 1572, in collaboration with other artists from his home town, Baldassare Almerici worked on the sculptural decoration of the chapel of the Holy Sacrament in Fossombrone.

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German, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Augsburg in 1570.

Born c. 1547, in Colmar; died 1617, in Augsburg.

Enameller, goldsmith.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Ambrogio Francese worked with Stefano d'Antoniolo and Fra Damiano da Bergamo on the fine stalls, lectern and door of the choir of the church of S Pietro in Perugia.

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Ancelet  

French, 16th century, male.

Active in Laon at the beginning of the 16th century.

Painter, decorative designer, cabinet maker.