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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Painter, art restorer. Frescoes.

In 1860, while working on the Chapel of Castel-Capuano, Abate discovered and restored the frescoes so admired today in the great hall of the Court of Appeal in Naples.

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 12 April 1842, in Sachseln.

Draughtsman, calligrapher, architect.

Anderhalden supervised various restoration works in Sarnen and the construction of the church of Rickenbach.

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Lucília Verdelho da Costa and Sandro Callerio

Portuguese painter, architect and restorer, active in Italy. He came from a middle-class family with trading interests in Italy. In 1854 Andrade went to Genoa, and friendships there with such artists as Tammar Luxoro (1824–99) led him to study painting with Alexandre Calame and later to study architecture at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti. He travelled widely, and in Italy he came into contact with ...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 5 January 1849, in Innsbruck.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits. Church decoration.

Resident in Bozen, South Tyrol (now Bolzano, Italy), Cajus d'Andrea did his artistic training under Professor Ludwig Seitz in Rome, and also worked in Florence. He visited several cities in Italy during his study tours, notably Venice, Milan, Siena, Verona and Assisi. Eventually he became a Franciscan monk....

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Italian dealer, restorer, collector and painter . From 1854 he trained as a painter at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, executing such works as France Succouring Italy during the War of 1859 (1859–60; Impruneta, Villa Triboli). During the 1870s he began acquiring important works of art and became known as a notable dealer in Italian Old Master paintings, sculpture and ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Busseto (Emilia-Romagna).

Painter, art restorer.

Barezzi is credited with having developed a process for transferring mural frescoes to wood. He may well be the same artist as the Swiss fresco painter Barozzi de Brissago, who restored paintings in the Chapel of Sempach in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1831, in Haddington (East Lothian), Scotland; died 31 March 1909, in Edinburgh.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Landscapes.

William Beattie-Brown exhibited at the Royal Academy and at the New Water-Colour Society in London from 1863 to 1888. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1818, in Piove di Sacco near Padua; died 1883.

Painter, watercolourist, art restorer. Genre scenes.

Completed his studies at the academy of fine arts in Venice. Bedini painted numerous simple yet original compositions and was a skilful restorer of works by Old Masters....

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 1782, in Antwerp; died 1854, in Brussels.

Painter. Landscapes.

Orientalism.

Benoit was a picture restorer by trade. He travelled extensively from Guiana to the Far East and returned with a number of illustrations of his trip. He was famous for his ...

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 June 1876, in Mechelen; died 2 October 1953, in Limoges, France.

Painter, enameller, art restorer. Portraits.

Philippe Victor van den Bergh was a student at the academy of fine arts in Mechelen in 1890. He entered the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 April 1821, in Lyons.

Painter (including gouache), art restorer, draughtsman. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes. Wall decorations, church decoration.

A pupil at the École des Beaux-Arts, Lyons (1836-1841), Jean Baptiste Beuchot exhibited landscapes in Lyons in ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1819, in Florence; died 1892, in Florence.

Painter, art restorer. History painting, portraits, architectural views.

Studied at the academy in Florence and was awarded the Prix de Rome in 1843. Gaetano Bianchi painted several major canvases, including a Florentines Returning from Campaldino...

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Alessandro Conti

Italian restorer. He was the most important restorer of wall paintings in Florence during the second half of the 19th century. A painter of modest talent, specializing mainly in murals, as seen in his Self-portrait (1858; Florence, Uffizi), he was a successful restorer, who worked in the context of the tradition advocated by Viollet-le-Duc. He restored wall paintings in several rooms in the Bargello, in the south transept of Santa Croce (...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 4 June 1798, in San Severino (Marche); died 17 January 1878, in Rome.

Painter.

Filippo Bigioli studied under his father Venanzio and at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome; he collaborated on the restoration of frescoes in the Vatican loggias. Bigioli also provided illustrations for works of religious history, and painted a ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 25 June 1858, in Bern.

Painter, art restorer.

Samuel-Albert Blau studied under Walch at the art school in Bern between 1881 and 1884. He taught at the Bern orphanage and also took courses in philology at the university. He frequently exhibited in Switzerland....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 2 March 1815, in Strasbourg; died 20 March 1896, in Paris.

Watercolourist.

Émile Boeswillwald was a pupil of Labrouste and, as an architect, a collaborator with Viollet-le-Duc and Lassus in their restoration of medieval buildings. He was made an officier de la Légion d'Honneur....

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Died 1827, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer.

He trained at the art school in Montpellier and gained a second-class medal in 1824. He was appointed director of the restoration of paintings at the Louvre in 1816. At the 1799 Salon he exhibited ...

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French dealer, restorer and painter. He may have begun his career as a protégé of Henri-Auguste de Chalvet, a collector and Associate Member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse. His first teachers were Pierre Rivalz and Lambert-François-Thérèse Cammas. He moved to Paris shortly before the French Revolution but went almost immediately to London, where he established himself as a portrait painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in ...

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 15 April 1867, in Valencia; died 1945, in Barcelona.

Painter, art restorer. Figure compositions, portraits, interiors, landscapes, seascapes.

Borras y Abella was the son of Vicente Borras y Mompo, from whom he received his first painting lessons. He then studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he later became a professor. Though he specialised in portraiture, Borras y Abella also painted extensive compositions with figures, as well as landscapes and seascapes. He was also a skilled conservator, and worked for Catalan collectors and Spanish museums....