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French, 19th century, male.

Born 20 April 1807, in Ceva (Piedmont), to a French father and an Italian mother; died 29 April 1841, in Paris.

Draughtsman.

Louis, called Aloysius, was a Romantic poet, journalist, short-story writer and playwright. He spent his childhood in Dijon, where he was fascinated by the medieval churches and houses that still survived in this former capital of the Duchy of Burgundy; he was also enthusiastic about the engravings of Jacques Callot and the tales of Hoffmann. After various unsuccessful attempts at journalism, he went to Paris and struck up friendships with Sainte-Beuve, Victor Pavie and, above all, David d'Angers. He also knew the great Romantic writers such as Victor Hugo. His friends encouraged him to publish his prose poems, inspired by the Middle Ages and Dijon, that he entitled ...

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Richard Green

English painter. Born into a Methodist family, he was the seventh child of a miller and baker in Feasegate, York, and in 1798 he was apprenticed as a printer to Robert Peck, publisher of the Hull Packet. Financial support from his uncle, a banker, allowed him to go to London in ...

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Marianne Grivel

French engraver, draughtsman, print publisher and dealer. He was the son of the goldsmith Pierre Gaultier, but probably not, as has been stated, the son-in-law of Antoine Caron and brother-in-law of Thomas de Leu. His first dated engravings (1576; Linzeler, 13–120) form part of a suite of 108 plates illustrating the New Testament. He was a very prolific engraver—his output reached at least 985 prints—and treated various genres, producing religious engravings, allegories, coats of arms and above all portraits and book illustrations. Although he copied the suite of engravings by ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Active in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century.

Lithographer, printer.

François Le Villain exhibited at the Salon from 1819 to 1822. His printing works was frequented by the most famous lithographers of the Romantic School, and rivalled the printing works of Engelmann....

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James Stevens Curl

Scottish garden designer and writer. The son of a farmer, he was first apprenticed to a nurseryman and landscape gardener, moving to London in 1803 to set himself up as a garden designer. That year he published his ‘Hints…[on] Laying Out the Grounds of the Public Squares in London’ in the ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 16 June 1868, in Sievering, near Vienna; died 11 May 1909, in Munich.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Reznicek started working for the journal Simplissimus in 1896, becoming its specialist in romantic, even risqué, drawings. He also collaborated on the journal Jugend. In Munich, he published an album, ...