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17th century, male.

Born 1639, in Antwerp.

Painter, engraver, architect.

Engravings by Hendrik Abbé have survived in Antwerp cathedral and the artist is also cited by Heinecken as responsible for the illustrations to Ovid's Metamorphoses as published by Barrier. He is further believed to have been responsible for a ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Ulm.

Died 1669, in Ulm.

Painter, engraver. Historical subjects, portraits, architectural views, flowers.

Jonas Arnold tried his hand successfully at several artistic genres. He had a facility for drawn or painted portraits, historical and architectural subjects, plants and flowers. His works include paintings illustrating 200 types of tulip in the collection of Christoph Weikmann in Ulm....

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Riccardo Lattuada

Italian painter, engraver and draughtsman. He studied with Esprit Grandjean (fl 1642–55), a painter working at the court of Savoy in Turin from 1642, and won the protection of Christina, Duchess of Savoy (1606–63). By 1652 Beinaschi had settled in Rome. This date appears on the engraving he made (...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 4 June 1640, in St-Mihiel (Meuse), in 1637 according to some sources, in 1639 according to others; died 24 January 1711, in Paris, in 1709 according to some sources.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer, designer of ornamental architectural features...

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German painter, teacher, draughtsman and printmaker. His frescoes and altarpieces and his teaching established him as the dominant figure in the art life of Augsburg in the earlier 18th century. He came from a family of well-known Swabian sculptors, cabinetmakers and painters, with whom he probably initially trained. The Bavarian Duke ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1592, in Paris; died 1661, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, draughtsman, architect.

Son of Pierre Biard the Elder, and a pupil of Pierre Franqueville, Pierre Biard studied art in Italy. On his return to France, he was appointed sculptor to the king in ...

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Federica Lamera

Italian painter, draughtsman and etcher. He was taught by his father, Giovanni Andrea Biscaino, a mediocre landscape painter, and entered the workshop of Valerio Castello (ii), probably at the end of the 1640s. The chronology of his oeuvre, truncated by his early death in a plague, is hard to reconstruct. Only two paintings bear early documentation: ...

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Lucie Galactéros-de Boissier

French painter, draughtsman, architect, sculptor and printmaker. He trained in Paris, where he came into contact with Jacques Sarazin, who advised him to study painting rather than sculpture. He probably studied (c. 1637–45) with Simon Vouet, becoming familiar with perspective, the Mannerism of the School of Fontainebleau and the Baroque, then newly introduced to Paris. Around ...

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Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez

Italian painter and etcher, also active in Spain. He was the son of a Florentine carpenter and stepbrother of the sculptor and architect Giulio Lasso. He accompanied Lasso to Sicily, and his earliest known work is a modest painting, in a Mannerist tradition, of St Gregory in his Study...

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Thierry Bajou

French painter, draughtsman and engraver. Although he was one of the most successful painters of the mid-17th century in France and highly praised by the writer André Félibien, he was also widely criticized for never achieving a fixed style of his own. He began his career as an imitator of the Bamboccianti and of Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione. He later produced altarpieces in a vigorous Baroque style and portraits in the manner of Anthony van Dyck before coming under the classicizing influence of Nicolas Poussin. Towards the end of his career, in a lecture to the Académie Royale, he recommended that young artists reject uniformity of inspiration. Remarkably, he was able to give a personal flavour to his work in any style and genre....

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German painter, draughtsman and etcher. Trained by Johann Georg Dathan (1703–c. 1748) in Speyer, he was a court painter in Mannheim from 1733 until his death, from 1755 gallery director and from 1757 a privy councillor. Of the religious works that, as a court painter, he was obliged to produce, the only ones that survive are frescoes (spandrel paintings) depicting the ...

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Daniele Benati

Italian painter, draughtsman and engraver. He studied with Bartolomeo Passerotti and afterwards at the Accademia degli Incamminati, founded by the Carracci, where he participated in group projects supervised by Ludovico Carracci. These included frescoes (c. 1598–1600) in the Palazzo Fava in Bologna depicting scenes from the ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1596, in Leiden; died September 1650, in Breda.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

Brosterhuisen studied from 1610 at the Leiden academy, and lived for a long time at Amersfort. Both architect and poet, in 1646 he was appointed director of the botanic gardens at Breda. He was a friend of Constantyn Huygens, and an imitator of Ruysdael, producing prints in excellent taste. Brosterhuisen signed his work with a ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Born in Urbino.

Draughtsman, engraver.

Bufalini was also an architect, known for his Decoration of a Theatre, after G. Fontana.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1660, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver, reproductions engraver, draughtsman.

Active in Bologna, Genoa and Turin until 1710, Buffagnoti produced engravings of perspective drawings, theatre decoration and architectural subjects after F. Bibiena and M. A. Chiarini.

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German engraver, draughtsman and painter. His presence in the northern Netherlands c. 1620 is suggested by the woodcut Holy Family under a Tree (Hollstein, no. 4), which renders a design taken from Abraham Bloemaert in a chiaroscuro produced with one line and two tone blocks—a technique developed by ...

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Ugo Ruggeri

Italian painter, draughtsman and etcher. His artistic formation was complex. He knew contemporary Emilian art, from Giacomo Cavedoni to Lionello Spada and Guercino, and was intensely interested in 16th-century painters from Venice and the Po Valley, ranging from Giorgione to Titian, from Altobello Meloni to Romanino and of course Dosso Dossi. Caletti was mainly interested, as was Pietro della Vecchia, in a revival of 16th-century Venetian art, and, like della Vecchia, although at times he produced forgeries of 16th-century pictures, he more often interpreted such sources with irony and powerful emotion, as in the ...

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Valencia; died 1696, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver, architect.

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1547, in Châlons-sur-Marne; died 1616, in Paris.

Engineer, draughtsman, engraver. Architectural views, topographical views.

Among Chatillon's works are a number of highly admired plates, including French Topography or representation of several cities, towns, châteaux, retreats, and restorations and remains of antiquities in the realm of France...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1652, in Bologna; died 1710, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver. Architectural views.

A pupil of F. Quaino and Domenico Santi, he often worked for princes and notables in Italy and Germany, where he collaborated with Lanzani on several paintings for the palace of Eugene of Savoy. Sigismondo Caula often painted figures for Chiarini's architectural motifs. His best-known engravings include ...