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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 25 January 1708, in Lucca; died 4 February 1787, in Rome.

Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Worked initially as a goldsmith, like his father before him, then studied miniaturist techniques under Conca. The works of antiquity and of Raphael were a major source of inspiration. He exhibited at the 1783 Salon de la Correspondance with a painting of the death of Mark Anthony. An artist of the same name also participated in the 1778 Society of Artists Exhibition in London....

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Helmut Börsch-Supan

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Helmut Börsch-Supan

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 23 January 1720; died 8 December 1782.

Painter, goldsmith. Church interiors.

He was dean of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp from 1758 to 1775.

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German painter. He received his training from his father, Johann Christian Heintze, who was originally a gunsmith before becoming court painter in the tiny principality of Saxony-Hildburghausen. In 1772 Heinsius was appointed court painter in Weimar, which became one of the centres of intellectual life in Germany at this period. There he painted portraits, for example of ...

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Helmut Börsch-Supan

German family of artists. Christian Wilhelm Kolbe (c. 1715–1800) lived in Berlin where he made embroideries worked in gold thread; his brother Johann Diederich Kolbe (d 1786) was a goldsmith. Christian Wilhelm’s wife came from a Huguenot family, and their two sons ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1664, in Florence; died 1742.

Sculptor, metal worker. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Busts, statues.

Florentine School.

Giuseppe Piamontini was the father and teacher of Giovanni Battista Piamontini. Giuseppe was himself a pupil of G.B. Foggini and Ercole Ferrata. Two of his allegorical statues may be seen in Florence: ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 12 November 1661, in Nona; died 1725, in Nona.

Sculptor, medallist. Religious subjects.

Piccini was a pupil of P. Rames. He was active in Milan, Bergamo and Nova, producing mainly medals, crucifixes and statuettes.

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Ekhart Berckenhagen

German painter, draughtsman and etcher. He was the son of the goldsmith Christian Bernhard Rode (d 1755) and the pupil of N. Müller (fl 1740s) and Antoine Pesne. From 1750 to 1752 he studied with Carle Vanloo and Jean Restout in Paris, and between ...

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 3 November 1685, in London; died 10 June 1742, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, engraver. Religious subjects.

Francois Roëttiers was official court painter to Maximilian II of Bavaria. He travelled with the Prince Elector to Munich and then to Vienna, where he was made principal of the fine arts academy in ...

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Michael Ellul

Maltese family of bronze-founders. Originally from Haute Provence, they arrived in Malta in 1530 with the Order of St John of the Knights Hospitaller. Between 1700 and 1798 the family was responsible for the Order’s foundry in Valletta. The first family member recorded working in Malta was ...

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Michael Ellul

Maltese family of silversmiths, architects and designers. The first recorded family member is Carlo Troisi (fl 1697–1736), followed by Andrea Troisi (fl 1750), Pietro Paolo Troisi (?1700–50) and Massimiliano Troisi (fl 1794). A silver sugar bowl (...