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Gabriele Finaldi

Italian painter and printmaker. He occupies a pre-eminent position among Italian artists of the 15th century. The profound enthusiasm for the civilization of ancient Rome that infuses his entire oeuvre was unprecedented in a painter. In addition to its antiquarian content, his art is characterized by brilliant compositional solutions, the bold and innovative use of perspective and foreshortening and a precise and deliberate manner of execution, an aspect that was commented on during his lifetime. He was held in great esteem by his contemporaries for his learning and skill and, significantly, he is the only artist of the period to have left a small corpus of self-portraits: two in the Ovetari Chapel; his presumed self-portrait in the ...

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John Wilton-Ely

Italian etcher, engraver, designer, architect, archaeologist and theorist. He is considered one of the supreme exponents of topographical engraving, but his lifelong preoccupation with architecture was fundamental to his art. Although few of his architectural designs were executed, he had a seminal influence on European ...

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Quintus  

1st century, male.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Roman.

Quintus was the son of Alexas, a carver of cameos. A fragment of a cameo by the former, showing the god Mars walking, is in Florence.

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Rufus I  

1st century, male.

Active probably at the beginning of the 1st century.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Roman.

Rufus is known for a cameo showing Victory Driving Four Horses, now in the St Petersburg Museum.

St Petersburg (Hermitage): Victory Driving Four Horses (double layer onyx cameo...

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1st century, male.

Active during the first half of the 1st century.

Cameo engraver.

Ancient Roman.

Saturninus carved a cameo bearing the portrait of a woman.