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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Cologne towards the middle of the 17th century.

Sculptor.

No works by this artist are known. His name is only mentioned in account books.

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Philip Attwood

Dutch medallist. One of the foremost Dutch medallists of the 17th century, he was influential in developing a style that was more sculptural than before. Most of his medals consist of two silver plates of repoussé work, chased and joined together at the rim to create a hollow medal. This novel technique allowed the artist to create portraits in very high relief. His medals date from ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Born 1613, in Miesbach; died 1705, in Munich.

Sculptor, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

An artist in the employ of the Elector of Bavaria, he produced a considerable number of works, notably four large evangelical figures beside the high altar and angel figures in the choir of St Cajetan's in Munich. Several works by him are found in other churches in Munich. In ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active Bavarian, active in Munich at the beginning of the 17th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

No works can be attributed with certainty to this artist. A wooden figure of Paul the Apostle in St Peter's church used to be linked with him, but the inventory indicates it belonged to Balthasar Ableitner. He is known to have sculpted a ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Died 1670, in Argentan.

Sculptor.

This artist, probably a member of the Abot family of glass painters, worked in the chapel of the château of Carrouges (Orne), in 1647-1648, especially on the carved wooden panels.

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Rouen during the 17th century.

Sculptor.

Guillaume Abraham was one of the signatories of the statutes of the corporation of painters and sculptors at Rouen in 1631. In 1639 he was working on a statue that was placed under the organ loft in Rouen Cathedral....

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Rouen during the 17th century.

Painter, sculptor.

Pierre Abraham was one of the signatories of the statutes of the corporation of painters and sculptors of Rouen on 17 September 1631.

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Active still active in 1620.

Born towards the end of the 16th century, in Valencia.

Sculptor.

Bartolomé Abril was in Toledo in 1607, carrying out work in the cathedral for Juan Bautista de Monegro. He completed the marbles in the chapel of S María del Sagrario designed by Juan Gómez de Mora. In ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Grenoble at the end of the 17th century.

Born in St-André-en-Royans (Dauphiné).

Sculptor.

Another Jean Achard, also a sculptor, lived at Grenoble in 1705.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active Neapolitan, active during the 17th century.

Sculptor.

A poem written by Giovanni Battista Basile in 1627 singles out for special praise one of the works by this artist-cum-jurist.

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School of Lorraine, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome in the middle of the 17th century.

Born in Lorraine.

Sculptor.

Filippo Titi states that Claude Adam made a statue for the church of S Pudenziana in Rome. Baldinucci credits him with one of the four statues on the Four Rivers Fountain in the Piazza Navona....

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School of Lorraine, 17th – 18th century, male.

Baptised 28 October 1670, in St-Sébastien, Nancy; died 27 May 1747, in Nancy or in Paris.

Sculptor.

Jacob-Sigisbert Adam founded the Adam dynasty of artists in Nancy, among whom was Claude Michel, known as Clodion. He was the son of a metal caster, Lambert Adam, and of Anne Ferry who was known as Dauphin. Some biographers, misled by an error in his death certificate, give his date of birth as ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 31 October 1630, in Nancy.

Sculptor.

School of Lorraine.

Jean Adam was the son of one Lambert Adam, who is unrecorded and was probably born around 1600. Jean Adam is thought to be identical with an artist described in 1657...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Nancy.

Sculptor.

He was the brother of the metal caster, Lambert Adam, and so was uncle to Jacob-Sigisbert Adam.

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active still living in 1703.

Sculptor.

Zéphirin Adam studied at the Académie, where he won first prize for sculpture in 1685 with a relief of the Building of Noah's Ark. Awarded a pension by the king, he travelled to Rome and remained there for five years. In ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor.

Known in 1664 as the leading stonemason.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome in 1695.

Sculptor (wood) (?), engraver (line-engraving) (?).

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Sculptor (stone).

Claes Adriaens came to Amsterdam from Delft around 1611. He is believed to have sent sculptures relating to Hendrik de Keyser from Amsterdam to Nijmegen.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 17th century.

Sculptor (wood).

In 1604, Michiel Adriaens worked on the decoration of Arnhem town hall.