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Ettore Spalletti

Italian sculptor and writer. He was among the foremost sculptors in Tuscany in the generation after Lorenzo Bartolini. His early experiments in naturalism attracted such hostile criticism that he was forced to abandon this style in favour of a sensual neo-Greek manner. His later works are marked by a richly expressive eclecticism....

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born c. 1754; died 13 April 1793, in Paris.

Sculptor.

Joseph Goutheinze worked on the Hôtel de Salm-Kyrbourg in Paris, which later became the Légion d'Honneur building. In 1789 he realised the designs for the decoration of the dining room at the Bourbon Palace after plans by the architect Leroy....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 19 June 1731, in Reugne; died 22 February 1801, in Rome.

Sculptor.

Guillaume Antoine Grandjaquet realised a statue in the church of St-Claude in Besançon.

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Cynthia Lawrence

Flemish sculptor and architect. He was a pupil of Lucas Faydherbe, from whom he learnt the picturesque realism associated with Rubens’s workshop. He collaborated with the Mechelen sculptor Jan van der Steen in London before returning to Flanders and joining the Mechelen guild. Langhemans is best represented in Belgium by the works he executed for the church of St Rombout in Mechelen. The earliest is a naturalistic stone statue of ...

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Rococo  

Richard John and Ludwig Tavernier

A decorative style of the early to mid-18th century, primarily influencing the ornamental arts in Europe, especially in France, southern Germany and Austria. The character of its formal idiom is marked by asymmetry and naturalism, displaying in particular a fascination with shell-like and watery forms. Further information on the Rococo can be found in this dictionary within the survey articles on the relevant countries....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 18th century.

Born in Sagliano Micca, near Biella (Piedmont).

Sculptor (wood).

Sarpentiero sculpted numerous statues for churches in Piedmont in a realist and often grotesque style.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Painter, sculptor (wood).

Juan Alonso Villabrille y Ron is mentioned by Cean Bermúdez as a painter in Madrid. Other experts consider him to be the sculptor who created the Head of St Paul, a highly Realist piece now in the Valladolid museum....