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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born 1640, in Cordova; died 1680, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver, poet, writer.

Alfaro studied with Antonio de Castillo and later served an apprenticeship with Velázquez in Madrid, copying the works of Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck. His Incarnation in the church of the Discalced Carmelites in Cordova and ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 3 June 1625, in Florence; died 1 January 1697.

Painter, art writer.

An occasional painter, perhaps, but a genuine talent nonetheless. Several of his portrait drawings are in the Louvre. Baldinucci was also an excellent writer whose works are to this day consulted frequently. His body of work includes ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Brescia.

Painter, writer.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1615, in Rome; died 1696, in Rome.

Painter, art critic.

Reference has been made to a small landscape painted by Giovanni Pietro Bellori, who was better known as an author of art criticism, most notably Le vite de' pittori, scultori, et architetti moderni...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born in Lyons; died 1704, in Copenhagen.

Painter, writer. Allegorical subjects.

Originally destined to enter the ministry, he went initially to the Netherlands, where he converted to Calvinism, and thence to Copenhagen in 1690, where he converted again, this time to Lutheranism. He was even made French chaplain to the chapel of the Royal Palace. He left Copenhagen after the death of Christian V in ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Active in Londonc.1677.

Painter, engraver, writer.

Alexander Browne is known for his portrait of King Charles II and also for his publications, Ars Pictoria (The Art of Painting) illustrated with 31 plates, Appendix on the Art of Painting in Miniature...

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Painter, poet.

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1559, in Castelvecchio, in Cigoli according to the Larousse Dictionary; died 1613, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor, architect, poet, musician.

Florentine School.

Lodovoco Cardi began his studies under Alessandro Allori, and later became one of the most brilliant followers of Santi di Tito. According to Lanzi, he was taught drawing by Buontalenti. He was elected to membership of the Florence academy, following the submission of his painting of ...

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Padua.

Born 1567; died 1612, in Bassano.

Painter, art writer.

Jacopo Cavaccio was a monk in Padua.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1624, in Padua; died 1686.

Draughtsman, poet.

Dottori painted landscapes similar to those of Campagnola.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1611, in Paris; died 16 January 1668, in Villiers-le-Bel.

Painter, poet. Mythological subjects, landscapes, architectural views, flowers.

Charles Alphonse Dufresnoy was a pupil of Vouet and Perrier. In 1633 he moved to Rome, where he executed architectural paintings. Twenty years later he left Rome for Venice, where he studied the Venetian masters. In ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Namurc.1620.

Painter, poet.

Florent Durieu published The Talking Pictures of the Namur Painter in Verse and Prose by the Namur Painter Fl. du Rieu in 1658 in Namur.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1606, in Nantes; died 25 May 1689, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer, architect, writer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, medallions.

Charles Erard was his father's pupil, and at the age of 18 followed him to Rome where he undertook his serious studies. On his return to Paris the king awarded him a bursary to go to Rome and complete his education, where they arrived on ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 17th century.

Born in Cento.

Painter, poet. History painting.

According to Lanzi, Giovanni Battista Gennari was a mentor of Guercino and painted in the manner of Procaccini.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Painter, poet.

Raffaello Gualterotti was a Florentine artist and poet who published two pieces of writing on the occasion of two marriages in the Medici family. He decorated them with etchings after his own drawings.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died 1644.

Painter, engraver, architect, engineer, poet. Stage sets.

Francesco Guitti worked for the city and for the duke. In 1638 he produced the plan for the decoration of the stage sets for the first Carnival, which he published with other plans, as engravings, under the title of ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 4 September 1596, in The Hague; died 28 March 1687, in The Hague.

Draughtsman, poet.

Constantyn Huygens the Elder executed a large number of drawings.

Paris, 4 May 1951: Avenue Lined with Large Trees beside a Canal (pen and wash...

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Spanish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1570, in Biscay; died 1641, in Madrid.

Painter, poet.

Juan de Jaureguy y Aguilar came from an aristocratic family and was a knight of the order of Calatrava and an equerry to Elizabeth of Bourbon, the wife of Philip IV. He took up painting as a recreation, visited Rome and there studied the Renaissance masters. He returned to Spain and painted some excellent portraits, including one of ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 27 June 1669, in Mechelen; died 1740, buried the 13 March in Mechelen.

Painter, engraver, writer.

Jean Joffroy was more an art enthusiast and scholar than an artist in the true sense of the term. He began to paint at around the age of 40 and mainly made copies of nudes and carried out restorations. In ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 27 August 1607, in La Flèche (Sarthe); died before 1692.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, writer.

Jousse worked on the decoration of the church of the college at La Flèche. He is remembered for The Faithful Servant, a series of 52 plates....