Term for a type of porcelain singerie manufactured in Meissen from the mid-18th century and thereafter imitated at other potteries. The sets typically consisted of some twenty simian musicians and a conductor (e.g. set at Clandon Park, Surrey, NT).
Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.
Born 1754, in St Petersburg; died 1824, in St Petersburg.
Painter, watercolourist. Urban landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes. Stage sets (?).
The son of a retired soldier employed as a custodian at the fine arts academy in St Petersburg, Alekseev trained there ...
José Fernandes Pereira
Portuguese architect and military engineer. He was the most distinguished of the late 18th-century architects of northern Portugal, where he introduced the new spirit of Neo-classicism. He was the son of a musician at the episcopal court at Braga, whose protection and influence were valuable to him. Working in Braga during a period of transition, Amarante ended the architectural tradition inherited from André Ribeiro Soares da Silva, and, although he lacked Soares’s creativity, he made an important contribution to the city. Amarante’s later work in Oporto was in a more developed Neo-classical style and was an integral part of the new face of that city....
Italian, 18th century, female.
Active in London.
The sister of Venetian artist Jacopo Amigoni, she is known to have painted Beautiful Auretti, the portrait of a dancer.
Ismael Gutiérrez Pastor
He is thought to have first studied under Raffaello Rinaldi (fl 1713–?1747), a local artist, and between 1747 and 1751 he was enrolled in the Fraglia Veneziana, where he met the most notable vedutisti. He painted vedute in Treviso and Brescia, and these views, engraved by ...
W. Georg Rizzi
Italian architect, decorative artist, stage designer and painter, active also in Austria. He trained as a quadratura painter in Bologna, where he was a pupil of Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole. He was recorded as working as a figure and quadratura painter in Vienna for Prince Montecuccoli in ...
German, 18th century, male.
Active in Berlin during the second half of the 18th century.
His work includes a portrait of the dancer Barberini and a number of geographical maps.
Marc’alvise de Vierno
See Galliari family
Alfonso Rodríguez Ceballos
Italian architect, painter, urban planner and stage designer, active in Spain. He was a pupil in Piacenza of the painters Bartolomeo Rusca (1680–1745), Andrea Galluzzi (fl 1700–1743) and Giovanni Battista Galluzzi (fl c. 1730–40). In 1728 he was one of a number of artists summoned to Spain by the Marchese ...
French, 18th century, male.
Born 1717; died 1814.
Decorative designer, draughtsman. Stage costumes.
He started working for the Paris Opéra in 1748 and became the official costume designer for court festivals, entertainments and ceremonies in 1764.
Paris, 10 Nov 1988: Shepherdess Costume for an Opera...
French silhouettist and musician. In 1784 he invented a portrait cutting machine which he called a physionotrace; this apparatus, which consisted of a mechanical wooden instrument guided by a viewfinder, enabled Chrétien to draw quickly and to produce engraved drawings that could easily be reproduced....
French sculptor. He trained in Douai and then in Paris with Pierre-François Berruer. In 1781 he exhibited a group of animal sculptures at the Salon de la Correspondance, Paris, but by the following year he was settled in Lille, exhibiting regularly from 1782 to 1790...
Susan Harrison Kaufman
Italian painter and stage designer. His earliest known work, the Flagellation of Christ (c. 1706; Venice, Mus. Diocesano S Apollinia), for the Scuola del Cristo of S Marcuola, is a dark, shadowy painting that reveals the strong influence of tenebrist trends of the 17th century. Crosato, however, belonged to the generation of Venetian painters such as Jacopo Amigoni, Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, who were developing a lighter, more colourful style. His tonality changed from the darkened shadows of the ...
French sculptor. He was a pupil of Augustin Pajou. He was never a member of the Académie Royale and until 1791 had no access to the official Salon, exhibiting instead at the Salon de la Correspondance, Paris, from 1781 to 1787; he was also denied access to the marble provided by the Bâtiments du Roi for royal commissions, for which only Academicians were eligible, and was forced to be principally a modeller producing works in terracotta or bronze. His chief patron was Prince ...
French, 18th century, male.
Born 1734, in Paris.
Draughtsman, print publisher, musician.
He drew the illustrations for a number of travel books: Pictures... of Switzerland ( Tableaux... de la Suisse) (Paris, 1780-86), Description... of France ( Description... de la France) and Story of Saugnier's journeys to the African coast...
French painter, stage designer and architect. After studies at Jacques-François Blondel’s private school, Desprez continued his architectural training at the Académie Royale d’Architecture, Paris, in the 1760s and, after several attempts, won the Prix de Rome in 1776. Soon after his arrival in Rome (...
German, 18th – 19th century, male.
Born c. 1769, in Traustadt; died 29 August 1848, in Bern.
This artist was the father of Johann Rudolf. He settled in Bern from 1804 and, together with his son, produced paintings that they sold at auction. He lived initially in Plenjouse....
French, 18th – 19th century, male.
Born 1749, in Versailles; died 1825, in Paris.
Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman (wash), engraver, decorative artist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, historical portraits, hunting scenes, interiors with figures, gardens. Stage costumes and sets, furniture, designs for fabrics, frontispieces.
Dugourc's father, who was in the service of the Duke of Orléans, had a considerable fortune. Dugourc was permitted to attend the lessons taken by the Duke of Chartres (the future Philippe-Égalité), and at the age 15 left for Rome, attached to the embassy of the Count of Cani. From his infancy, he had shown an aptitude for drawing, perspective and architecture. However, the death of his mother, followed shortly after by the loss of his father's fortune, changed his life. From being an amateur, Dugourc became a professional artist, and executed paintings, sculptures and engravings. In a work published in ...
American painter, writer and Playwright. After working in England with Benjamin West between 1784 and 1787, Dunlap concentrated primarily on the theatre for the next 20 years. His two main interests are documented in his large Portrait of the Artist Showing his Picture of Hamlet to his Parents...
French, 18th century, male.
Born 24 March 1727, in Neudonchel; died 1780 or 1781, in Paris.
Painter, draughtsman, engraver, musician.
Marie Dominique Joseph Engramelle belonged to the Community of the Petits-Augustins of Queen Marguerite. He was also an engineer. He exhibited in the Salon de la Correspondence in ...