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A. B.  

Monogram.

Monogram attributed to Abraham Bosse.

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A. H.  

German, 16th – 17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver, copyist. Religious subjects.

A. H. was a copyist of Albrecht Dürer. A print dated 1589 is attributed to him: The Virgin Crowned with Stars, after the work by Dürer.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Città di Castello; died 1656.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Giuseppe Cesari Cavaliero d'Arpino; reputed to be a skilful painter of historical themes and frescoes. He assisted Bernini on various projects. Abbatini is known to have painted the ceiling of the S Teresa Chapel in Rome's S Maria della Vittoria Church. He was a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. Also known for drawings made for the frontispiece and other plates for ...

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A. Gerhardt

Benedictine abbey on the River Enns in Styria, Austria. It was founded in the mid-11th century by Bishop Gebhard from Salzburg, endowed by St Henna von Gurk, Gräfin von Friessach (d 1045), and settled by Benedictine monks from St Peter’s, Salzburg under Abbot Isingrin. The Romanesque minster (consecrated ...

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Afzal  

Persian illustrator. Active during the reign of the Safavid shah ‛Abbas II (reg 1642–66), Afzal produced manuscript illustrations and single pages for albums in different styles. Most of the 62 paintings he made for the voluminous copy (St Petersburg, Saltykov-Shchedrin Pub. Lib., Dorn 333) of Firdawi’s ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects.

Lived on Capri around 1670 and is listed in the records of the Confraternità di S Rocco as having copied the paintings by Guido Reni that decorate the altar of S Rocco.

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Persian illustrator. The son of a painter, Muhammad ‛Ali became one of the most popular and prolific painters at the court of the Safavid monarch ‛Abbas II (reg 1642–66). Muhammad ‛Ali was a skilled and competent artist who preferred rounded contours and simple forms. Although he was not as innovative in form and style as his contemporary ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born in the Netherlands.

Engraver (line-engraving). Vignettes, frontispieces.

Frans Allen worked first in the Low Countries, then in northern Germany from 1654 and later in Danzig, now Gdansk. There is no trace of the artist after 1685. He generally produced vignettes, frontispieces and a variety of illustrations for different publications....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

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

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects.

Amigazzi studied under Claudio Ridolfi and proved to be, above all, an accomplished copyist - to the point where much of his work has been attributed to his mentor. The copy he painted of Paolo Veronese's ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Heidelberg.

Engraver.

Johann, the brother of Klemens Ammon, worked in Heidelberg and Frankfurt between 1645 and 1654. A publisher of engravings and a bookseller, he and his brother continued the publication of Bibliotheca calcographica after the death of Theodor de Bry....

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerp.

Illuminator.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurt.

Engraver (burin).

A Frankfurt bookseller, Arcerius published a portrait of J. Maccovius which was engraved by van Dalen.

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Italian collector. He is best known for his collection of works by Leonardo da Vinci. He owned 12 small Leonardo notebooks as well as the Codex Atlanticus, which he donated to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan, in 1637, and several cartoons, among them the Virgin and Child with St Anne...

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Illuminator.

Agustín Arroyo worked on the cathedral hymn books in Burgos in 1630.

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Atlas  

George Kish

Term used to refer to a collection of maps, printed in a set order: world map, maps of the continents, each followed by maps of the several regions within that continent, and with an alphabetical gazetteer, or list of place-names, giving coordinates for the various names of places, rivers, regions etc. The first use of the term ‘atlas’ dates from ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurtc.1670.

Engraver.

Related to Abraham and Pierre Aubry. He engraved large numbers of plates for booksellers and for his own business (he was a dealer in engravings).

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Died 18 May 1727, in Sweden.

Painter, engraver, illustrator.

Aveele lived first in Leiden. After the death of Willem Swidde he was summoned to Sweden (1698) to work on the major publication Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna (Ancient and Modern Sweden); this was completed in ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Mechelen.

Born probably 1602.

Painter, illuminator.

Augustin van Avont travelled in Germany before finally settling in Brussels.

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Russian, 17th century, male.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Avramov was employed in the state printing works in Moscow from 1668 to 1676. In 1649, he collaborated with Gregor Blagushin on the illustrations for two books for the Tsar on the life of the miracle-worker St Savva.

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17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (wood). Frontispieces, vignettes.

Engraver active in Germany; Brulliot refers to his vignettes and frontispieces.