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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1675, in Rome; died c. 1730.

Engraver (burin), art dealer. Religious subjects, architectural views.

Worked initially under the tutelage of his father, Pietro Santo Bartoli. It is probable that this is the same artist as F. Bartoli who produced coloured drawings based on religious works in St Peter's in Rome on behalf of the English art collector John Talman. The volume containing these engraved illustrations has been in the British Museum in London since ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Born in Wales; died c. 1692.

Engraver, picture dealer. Religious subjects, portraits.

Edward Davis was a pupil of Loggan. He went to work in Paris, producing, among other works, Ecce Homo, after Annibale Carracci, and St Cecilia, after Van Dyck. He returned to London and became an art dealer. In ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 18 July 1758, in Courtrai; died 12 January 1835, in Paris.

Painter, picture dealer. Church interiors, architectural views.

Pierre Joseph Lafontaine was first a student of Kaplan Van Neste, a distinguished connoisseur, who had him accepted by the academy in Courtrai, and then he worked with Jean Douelle. He concentrated especially on the painting of church interiors. He went to Paris, where he seems to have had some success. Taunay, Demarne, Swebach and Drolling worked on some of his pictures. Bryan's ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1626, in Abbeville; died 1696, buried 3 March in Paris.

Draughtsman, print dealer. Religious subjects, portraits.

Nicolas de Poilly the Elder was the younger brother and pupil of François de Poilly the Elder whose style he imitated. He specialised particularly in portrait engravings and religious subjects, often after French masters. He married Geneviève de Ribancourt, the couple having a large number of children. His death certificate mentions his surviving sons: Charles, Jean, François, Jacques, André and Pierre....

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Parisc.1650.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching), print dealer. Religious subjects.

Little is known about Rabasse. He made an engraving representing The Rest on the Flight into Egypt which featured in the exhibition mounted in 2002 at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy entitled ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 22 June 1638, in Bagnolet (Seine), baptised in Paris; died 1670, buried 13 June in Paris.

Engraver, print dealer.

The son of François Ragot the Elder, Ragot engraved religious subjects and portraits, particularly after Simon Vouet and Lebrun. He is known particularly for some very remarkable copies he made of plates by Bolswert, Poutris and Vostermans, after works by Rubens and Van Dyck. The copies are so exact that they are sometimes mistaken for the original proofs. It should be noted that Ragot's father was also an engraver with the name of François. It is highly probable that the work of the two artists has been confused and that the date of death given for the son in fact applies to the father....

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Noémie Goldman and Kim Oosterlinck

Term for the return of lost or looted cultural objects to their country of origin, former owners, or their heirs. The loss of the object may happen in a variety of contexts (armed conflicts, war, colonialism, imperialism, or genocide), and the nature of the looted cultural objects may also vary, ranging from artworks, such as paintings and sculptures, to human remains, books, manuscripts, and religious artefacts. An essential part of the process of restitution is the seemingly unavoidable conflict around the transfer of the objects in question from the current to the former owners. Ownership disputes of this nature raise legal, ethical, and diplomatic issues. The heightened tensions in the process arise because the looting of cultural objects challenges, if not breaks down, relationships between peoples, territories, cultures, and heritages....

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 4 October 1778, in Amsterdam; died 1849 or 1850, in Amsterdam.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Jan Karel Safft was a pupil of Pieters Barbiers; he was also an art dealer. In 1822, he was appointed to a professorship at the Amsterdam academy of fine art....

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1590, in Haarlem, c. 1625 according to Bryan's Dictionary (erroneously); died c. 1638, in Amsterdam, in 1679 according to some sources.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, art dealer. Religious subjects, scenes with figures, landscapes with figures, landscapes, waterscapes.

Hercules Seghers was probably a pupil of Gilles Coninxloo for a period of months before the latter's death in 1607, when Seghers acquired a number of drawings and prints at the sale of the contents of Coninxloo's studio. He was a member of the guild of Haarlem in 1612 and made an arranged marriage to Anneken van den Brugghen (then aged 40) in 1614. He established himself on the Lindengracht in 1619 and was resident in Amsterdam in 1629, Utrecht in 1631 and The Hague in 1633. Acording to some historians, he travelled to Italy, Dalmatia and Montenegro....

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 3 July 1812, at Brenzingen Castle; died 19 April 1891, in Cologne.

Painter, art dealer. Landscapes, religious subjects.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1592, in Bracciano; died 2 August 1627, in Rome.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

The son of Cristoforo Stati, Francesco Stati worked for the Vatican in Rome and was also an art dealer.

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Rouen.

Painter, picture dealer. Religious subjects.

Tillien worked in Amiens and painted religious subjects.

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1561 (?), in France; died after 1626.

Painter, engraver (burin), picture dealer.

Turpin lived in Rome from 1597 to 1602. He made engravings of religious subjects and one entitled Henry IV on Horseback.