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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active at the end of the 15th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Venetian School.

According to records, from 1462 to 1486 Pier Antonio dell'Abate, together with the brothers Lorenzo and Cristoforo Canozi da Lendinara, produced woodcarvings for stalls in the churches of S Antonio in Padua, Santa in Monta in Venice and S Francisco in Treviso. Elements of his work can still be found in Ferrara....

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Gordon Campbell

Late 19th-century term for the heavy mock-Gothic furniture of the 1820s and 1830s, so-called from the name of Sir Walter Scott’s house; the style is now called ‘Scottish Baronial’, a term otherwise used to denote an architectural style.

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French, 15th century, male.

Active in St-Maximin (near Marseilles).

Born c. 1375; died May 1450.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures. Decorative schemes.

Andreas Abellon was a Dominican prior. Archives studied by Albanès record that the convent bought three historiated tapestries in 1444, which could have been painted by Abellon. He may have been the decorator of the chancel of the chapel, which was built between ...

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Portuguese, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

Simão de Abreu collaborated with Domingos Vieira and other artists on the decoration of the convent of Christ in Tomar. He is known principally for his seven altarpieces for the church's charola (processional way).

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German, 16th century, male.

Died 1518.

Painter, decorative designer.

Augsburg School.

Jacob Abt was made a master painter in Augsburg in 1510. He painted arabesques to decorate the buildings in a court of the stately home owned by the Fugger family. This decorative work, which carries the monogram: A, had previously been attributed to Altdorfer....

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Swiss, 16th century, male.

Active in Laufenburg.

Painter, decorative designer.

According to accounting records, Achmann was contracted in 1598 to undertake decoration work at the castle in Lenzburg, the residence of the governors of Bern. He is usually recorded as a painter of coats of arms....

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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Arras at the beginning of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Arras School.

In 1501 Adam d'Avesne restored the panel of the master altar and painted banners for the church of La Ste-Croix in Arras.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Painter. Frescoes, decorative schemes.

Sienese School.

In 1419, Adamo decorated the vault of the dome of Siena Cathedral. The following year he painted the ceiling of the Siena hospice. He is mentioned again in 1441. He appears to be the artist known as Adamo di Arcidosso, whose name appears on a list of painters in ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

School of Seville.

Miguel Adan's signature and the date 14 March 1593 are found on a receipt for a 30 ducat payment made by the majordomo of the church of Santiago in Seville, this being part payment of a sum of 500 ducats due to him for the decoration of the altar. He was still alive in ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Glass painter, decorative designer.

Jean Adrian produced a large stained glass window for the cathedral of Rennes around 1526. In 1532 he was commissioned to organise the coronation celebrations of the dauphin, François, Duke of Brittany. He performed the same duties in ...

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French, 16th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer. Urban landscapes.

Adrien de Monceau drew a general view of Amiens on parchment for the Marshal of Châtillon in 1518. In 1520 he painted the standards for the boats that transported fodder to the Field of the Cloth of Gold (a meeting between Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France in Calais, June ...

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Flemish, 15th century, male.

Active in Quiers, in 1475.

Painter, decorative designer. Animals.

Flemish School.

Three of Adrien le Flamand's pictures of wild animals were used for decorations at a celebration given for the Prince of Tarento in Turin, Italy.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Naples towards the middle of the 16th century.

Painter. Religious subjects. Decorative schemes.

Neapolitan School.

It is not known with whom Pietro Afesa studied. His surname derives from the province where he was born. He came to Naples where he occupied a creditable position among the excellent painters living in the city at that time. He was commissioned with the decoration of public buildings and is known particularly for his ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Died 1409, in Florence.

Painter, decorative designer.

The grandson or nephew of Aghinetti - known as the Maestro del Sero - Maestro Guccio is mentioned in 1367 in connection with the coats of arms he painted above the Falconieri door in the cathedral....

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

In 1339, together with Cola Prefetti, Agnelello di Puccio executed the ceiling paintings of Orvieto Cathedral.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Painter, decorative designer.

Ferrara School.

Agnolo da Imola collaborated on the decorations for the celebration of the marriage of Eleanor of Aragon. After 1473, his name is no longer mentioned; he may be confused with the painter Agnolo, who worked for the princes of the house of Este....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Painter, decorative designer.

Venetian School.

Agostino da Mantova decorated the house of Pietro Priuli with paintings. The house was the property of the procurators of St Mark's.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Pavia at the end of the 15th century.

Born in Vaprio.

Painter, decorative designer.

Lombard School.

Agostino da Pavia was an assistant to Leonardo da Vinci. In 1490 he was among the painters chosen by Duke Ludovico Sforza to work on the decoration of his palace....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Bolognac.1525.

Painter, decorative designer.

Agostino delle Prospettive distinguished himself as a painter of emblems and trompe l'oeil. According to his biographies, he executed windows, doors and stairways with such perfection that animals and people often took them to be real. He is known in particular for a painting at the Carmelite church considered to be a masterpiece of foreshortening....

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Died 1469.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures. Decorative schemes, banners.

Bolognese School.

Agostino di Marsiglio received important commissions in Siena for a period of ten years. In 1442 he executed the decorative paintings for the chapels of S Giovanni and S Crescenzia. He also produced banners, standards and a crucifix, and two figures for the altar of the Nuova chapel....