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A. G.  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (including copper), print publisher (?). Religious subjects.

A.G. is mentioned by Brulliot, and believed to have been a pupil of Marcantonio Raimondi. He is known for his Virgin Holding the Infant Jesus, and Crowned by Two Angels...

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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1527, in Brussels; died 1612, in Rome.

Engraver, draughtsman, print publisher.

Flemish School.

Nicolaus van Aelst learned drawing and engraving in his home town of Brussels, then went to Rome where he set up a thriving trade in prints. This was his main activity, although he continued to engrave with a burin. It should be noted, however, that he was only the printer of the engraving of the statue of Henry II, the original artist being Tempesta....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

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

Engraver, print publisher.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Engraver, draughtsman.

According to Zani, Antonio di Alessio was also a publisher. Otley mentions three of his decorative engravings: a frontispiece with a dedication addressed to the publisher Antonio Lafreri; another showing trophies of arms and a sphinx; and a third showing a Triton playing a violin, a mask and a sphinx....

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Elisabeth Landolt

Swiss family of collectors of German origin. Johannes Amerbach (b ?Amorbach, c. 1450; d Basle, Dec 25, 1513) gained his MA at the Sorbonne, Paris, and trained as a printer in Nuremberg and Venice. In 1482 he settled in Basle, where in 1484...

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Jan Johnson

Italian woodcutter and printer. He was the only printmaker to produce a significant number of chiaroscuro woodcuts in Italy in the second half of the 16th century; he also reprinted chiaroscuro woodblocks originally cut 60 or 70 years earlier. He made at least 35 prints in both black and white and colour (many multiple-sheet), using a sophisticated style of cutting characterized by thin, closed contours. Based in Florence in ...

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Jetty E. van der Sterre

German engraver and printer. He established himself in Basle in 1485 but subsequently worked as a printer in Strasbourg (1487, 1488), Pforzheim (1500–10), Tübingen (1511–17) and Hagenau (1516–22). Although a few of his prints bear dates between ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Died after 1587, in Lyons.

Print publisher.

A book publisher, Balthazar Arnoullet published several series of prints by Corneille de la Haye and Reverdy. A monochrome depiction of The Town of Poitiers is attributed to him.

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French, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Lyons between 1490 and 1510.

Engraver (wood), printer, print publisher.

Lyons School.

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died 1618.

Engraver (wood), printer.

In 1598, Vittorio Baldini was a ducal and papal printer. He was also a writer and wrote a number of sonnets. In 1591 he published an ecclesiastical chronology. He made 35 woodcuts to decorate the ...

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South Netherlandish painter, draughtsman, engraver and publisher. He was the son of the sculptor Balten Janszoon de Costere (fl 1524). In 1550 he became a master in the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp and in 1569 its dean. Primarily on the authority of van Mander, Baltens was long considered to be an inferior imitator of ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Engraver, print publisher.

Tommaso Barlacchi published a large number of plates by engravers from the Marcantonio School. He himself engraved a crown of grotesques after Vico.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Rome from 1580 to 1592.

Born 1 October 1541, in Parma.

Engraver, print publisher.

In Rome, he was a protegé of Pietro Aretino. He drew inspiration from the style of Cornelis Cort. His surviving works include nine portraits of the Visconti and Sforza dukes of Milan, a portrait of Philip II of Spain, an ...

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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1575, in Brussels; died c. 1656.

Painter, engraver, print publisher. Seascapes, still-lifes.

Flemish School.

Robert Willemsz. Baudous lived in Amsterdam from 1591. In the first half of the 17th century he was working in Brussels. He was still alive in ...

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Baviera  

Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe

From northern Italy, possibly of German descent, he was an assistant in Raphael’s workshop in Rome. From 1515–16 he was the workshop printer of the engraved plates that Raphael commissioned from Marcantonio Raimondi. He is mentioned in documents dated 1515, 1516 and 1523. After Raphael’s death in ...

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Marianne Grivel

He was probably related to a family of goldsmiths from Nancy, but his working life was spent in Italy. He produced many engravings for publishers in Rome and specialized mostly in reproducing Italian paintings, views of ancient Rome and to a lesser extent portraits. He worked for the engraver and publisher ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Paris in 1573.

Painter, engraver, print publisher.

Marolles says that Thomas Belot was a painter. A print exists by him, made in Laon and dated 1566, entitled Image Representing the Triumphant Victory of Our Saviour and Lord Jesus Christ...

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He settled in Venice c. 1480 and in 1483 was running a bookshop at the sign of St Jerome in the Merceria and published the Supplementum chronicarum of Jacobus Philippus Foresti (Bergomensis; 1434–1520). Between then and 1543, the year of the publication of Girolamo Savonarola’s ...

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German, 16th century, male.

Active in Bamberg.

Painter, sculptor.

Albrecht Dürer mentions Lucas Benedikt in his journal.

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Feliciano Benvenuti

Italian family of typographers, engravers, publishers and print dealers. Members of the family were active in Venice and Padua in the 16th century and the early 17th. Most notable among them were Luca Bertelli (fl Venice, c. 1560; fl Padua, 1594), Orazio Bertelli (...