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A. B.  

Monogram.

Monogram attributed to Abraham Bosse.

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A. W.  

German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter. Still-lifes.

Active as a painter in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Cologne: Peaches, Plums, Figs and Grapes (signed with the monogram A. W.)

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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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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active at the end of the 17th and at the beginning of the 18th century.

Born in Amsterdam.

Painter.

Amsterdam School.

The painter Anthony Aardewyn is known to have been given the freedom of the city of Amsterdam on 4 August 1723...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter.

Neapolitan School.

Listed in the 1702 register of Neapolitan painters.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1640, in Milan; died 1715, in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Studied under Carlo Francesco Nuvoloni, who taught him to paint with great facility, particularly frescoes. A painter with a lively imagination and sound technique, Abbiati was firmly established among the ranks of artists working at the time. In cooperation with Federigo Bianchi, he painted a ...

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Çigdem Kafesçioglu and Walter B. Denny

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 August 1666, in Sursee; died 1740.

Painter, glass painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Glass painting.

He was the most distinguished member of his family, and examples of his work - generally subjects taken from history or the Old Testament - are not uncommon. He also painted genre scenes....

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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 13 June 1670, in Sursee; died 1740.

Glass painter.

Brother of Hans Peter Abesch and Barbara Abesch, whom he assisted in their work.

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Danish, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born in the middle of the 17th century, in Denmark; died 2 May 1709.

Painter.

Court painter.

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Flemish School, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 25 July 1643, in Liège; died 18 July 1720, in Liège.

Engraver (burin).

Louis Abry was a pupil of Gérard de Lairesse and accompanied him on his travels on a number of occasions. He was awarded the title of episcopal engraver, and was also a writer....

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German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active at the end of the 17th and at the beginning of the 18th century.

Painter.

His name appears among the painters who worked on Schloss Salzdahlum (Duchy of Brunswick) around 1700.

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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 – 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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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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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1640, in Bergamo; died 1720.

Painter.

Studied in Venice and father of three sons who all went on to become painters.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active at the end of the 17th and at the beginning of the 18th century.

Painter.

Son of Bendetto Adolfi and brother of Ciro and Giacomo Adolfi. He appears to have painted no single work of significance.

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Austrian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1671, in Austria; died 2 November 1749, in Nikolsburg (now Mikulov, Czech Republic).

Painter. Landscapes with figures, animals.

Father of Carl and Joseph Adolph. He worked for the court of Prince Carl Maximilian von Dietrichstein, where he gained a reputation as a painter of animals, painting the best-looking horses in the stables of Kuprowitz (Kuparovice)....

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Russian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter.

This artist worked with Ossip Kolugin and Maxim Virowski on the palace of Peter the Great in St Petersburg from 1712 to 1725.

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Flemish School, 17th – 18th century, male.

Died between 23 and 18 September 1724.

Engraver, painter (?).

This artist was admitted to the Guild of St Luke in 1689 as the son of Master Adriaenssens the Elder. He later became dean of the guild.