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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Died 1744.

Painter, art restorer. Religious subjects.

He painted various church altarpieces and restored older works, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper. However, the restoration of Leonardo's celebrated painting is of such poor quality that the contribution of Michelangelo Bellotti and others is probably to be deplored rather than applauded. One of Bellotti's own paintings, ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1763, in Toulon; died 28 February 1831, in Toulon.

Sculptor, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, seascapes. Decorative schemes.

Brun first studied sculpture at the workshop of the Port of Toulon, before moving to Rome in 1782, where he spent six months perfecting his art with the Roman masters of the day. With no means to support himself, he eventually returned to France. Two years later, influential patrons secured him a grant from the King, enabling him to study in Italy for a further four years. Upon his return to Toulon in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1727, in Florence; died 1785 or 1790, in London.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Giovanni Battista Cipriani's family were from Pistoia. He was a pupil of Bartolozzi, and perfected his drawing technique by studying the work of Gabbiani. Cipriani was buried in Chelsea cemetery in London, beneath a monument by Bartolozzi. In 1750, he painted the organ screen in the school of the convent of S Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi. Around Pistoia, he painted a ...

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Flemish School, 18th – 19th century, male.

Baptised 8 September 1755 in Antwerp; died 17 November 1830.

Painter, art restorer. Genre scenes, local scenes (kermesses), rustic scenes, church interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, animals.

Petrus Johann van Regemorter trained at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp and worked extensively in private collections. He painted local genre scenes (kermesses) in the tradition of David Teniers, Adriaen van Ostade and Jan Steen and excelled in the representation of moonlit scenes. He taught at the academy and a number of distinguished artists were trained under his supervision. He was dean of the Guild in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Urbino.

Born 15 November 1759; died 25 May 1848.

Sculptor, painter, architect, art restorer. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Michelangelo Dolci, Francesco Rondelli succeeded his master as professor at the academy in Urbino. He carved a number of figures of angels in Urbino Cathedral as well as painting a ...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 13 August 1693, in Valencia; died 6 November 1765, in Valencia.

Painter, engraver (burin), art restorer (painting). Religious subjects, portraits.

Hipólito Rovira y Brocandel studied in Rome. He was one of the most distinguished exponents of Spanish Baroque painting and worked for the Dominican church in Valencia....

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 20 May 1725, in Iglau (now Jihlava, Czech Republic); died 21 November 1793, in Iglau.

Painter, engraver (etching), art restorer. Religious subjects, portraits.

Johann Nepomuk Steiner was greatly influenced by Mengs in Italy. He worked for the churches in and around Iglau, before going on to become court painter in Vienna in ...