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A. B.  

Monogram.

Monogram attributed to Abraham Bosse.

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A. M.  

German, 18th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver.

According to Ris Paquot, this monogram appears on a map of the town of Misnia, in the Cosmography of Münster.

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A. W.  

German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter. Still-lifes.

Active as a painter in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Cologne: Peaches, Plums, Figs and Grapes (signed with the monogram A. W.)

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active also active in France.

Born 1731, in The Hague; died 1809.

Painter, decorative artist. Allegorical subjects.

Dirck van der Aa was originally a pupil of Johann Heinrich Keller, and later of Gerrit Mes. He had a remarkable gift for composition and execution and was a talented colourist and draughtsman - all the qualities required to be a fine decorative artist. Later in his career he worked in partnership with his former teacher Gerrit Mes. Decorative panels for carriages were very fashionable at the period and the two artists established a strong reputation in this field. One of van der Aa's most important pieces is a room he decorated in the house of Baron de Heeckeren in The Hague. He is also known for the decoration he executed for the arrival of William IV at The Hague on ...

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Died 4 January 1742, in Leiden.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator.

Leiden School.

Hillebrand van der Aa is believed to have been related to Pietersz. Boudewyn and Hillebrand van der Aa. He served an apprenticeship in the bookselling trade but, at the same time, developed his skills in the fine arts and was admitted to the Leiden painters' guild on ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born during the second half of the 18th century, in The Hague; died 1776, in The Hague, at a young age.

Painter. Portraits.

Jacob van der Aa was a pupil of his uncle, the painter and decorative artist Dirk van der Aa. His name appears in the register of the guild of painters of The Hague in ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Engraver, print publisher.

Pieter Boudewyn van der Aa worked in Leiden from 1700 to 1750. He was both an artist and a businessman and published a number of catalogues for his business, notably in ...

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Norwegian, 18th century, male.

Born 16 August 1739, in Land; died 1792, in Ringerike.

Painter. Allegorical subjects, portraits, landscapes with figures.

Although his father was a farmer, as a young man Aadnes showed an obvious interest in the fine arts. In January 1770 he was sent to Christiania (now Oslo) to study with the well-known portrait painter Christian Tonning, from whom he acquired the basic techniques. In ...

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active at the end of the 17th and at the beginning of the 18th century.

Born in Amsterdam.

Painter.

Amsterdam School.

The painter Anthony Aardewyn is known to have been given the freedom of the city of Amsterdam on 4 August 1723...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 5 December 1713, in Amsterdam; died 5 March 1793.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, urban views, interiors.

Nicolaas Aartman worked for booksellers and executed a number of small drawings for illustrated books. There are two fine drawings of interiors by him in Amsterdam. His work was engraved by Kornleim and Jan Schoute....

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Ab, Egg  

Swiss, 18th century, male.

Sculptor (wood).

He worked in the canton of Schwyz.

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Claude Laroche

French architect and restorer. He was the son of a Neo-classical architect of the same name (1783–1868), who was a pupil of Charles Percier and architect to the département of Charente. The younger Paul Abadie began studying architecture in 1832 by joining the atelier of ...

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 December 1769, in Schlinig; died 10 September 1863, in Kerns (Nidwalden).

Sculptor. Animals, groups. Statues.

He initially trained under the sculptor Mathias Punt in Schlinig (Slingia, South Tyrol), then went to work in Strasbourg. After moving on to Switzerland, Franz Abart settled in Lucerne and established a reputation as an accomplished artist. His crucifixes, which are found in several Swiss churches, confirm his talent. At Kerns, he met and married the daughter of an important official: a fortunate circumstance that contributed to his success. Exhibitions in Bern in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter.

Neapolitan School.

Listed in the 1702 register of Neapolitan painters.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Painter, decorative designer.

A pupil of Fernando Galli, Abbati was involved in various decorative projects in Parma. He is known to have been in Turin in 1700, and subsequently in Bologna and Vienna (where he was still active in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active Milanese, active during the 18th century.

Painter.

Milanese School.

Cited by Zani.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1640, in Milan; died 1715, in Milan.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Studied under Carlo Francesco Nuvoloni, who taught him to paint with great facility, particularly frescoes. A painter with a lively imagination and sound technique, Abbiati was firmly established among the ranks of artists working at the time. In cooperation with Federigo Bianchi, he painted a ...