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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1753, in Barcelona; died 1800.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Having begun his studies in his native city, Agustín moved to Rome to join the studio of Anton Raphael Mengs. He became one of his master's most skilled imitators. On his return to Spain he became the first director of the school of drawing in Cordova. In ...

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Initially a Jesuit, later a lay preacher and parish priest, Andreas Ahorn painted a number of frescoes to decorate the Jesuit church and then the Piarist church at Piotrków.

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German, 18th century, male.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

This Bavarian artist is known for his frescoes of Gars market hall and the decoration of the nave of the monastic church there in 1777.

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Flemish School, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Italy.

Baptised 31 March 1648 in Mechelen; died 21 November 1722, in Mechelen.

Painter. Historical painting, religious subjects.

Sebastiaen van Aken was a pupil of Lucas Franchoys. He is believed to have become a master painter in ...

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Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 May 1753; died 15 May 1814, in St Petersburg.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

In 1762 this artist was admitted as a pupil to the St Petersburg academy, which he attended until 1772. A trip to Italy followed, funded by the Russian government. In Bologna, where he attended the academy, he copied a large number of works and was influenced mainly by Guercino. He visited Rome in ...

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Activec.1735.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Andrea Gonçalves, Ala painted a St Dominic and a Way of the Cross, as well as images of the Rosary for processions in honour of St Dominic. He painted the ceiling of the church of the Convent of the Incarnation, a ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Sculptor, founder, designer of ornamental architectural features. Religious subjects.

London, 3 May 1977: Baptismal Fonts (bronze, h. 14¼ ins/36.5 cm, diam. 17 ins/43.2 cm) GBP 12,000

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 3 March 1765, in Rimini; died 24 January 1836.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Son of Odoardo Alberi, he studied at an early age under Corvi at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He moved to London in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 3 October 1640, in Tesero (Trento); died 3 February 1716, in Cavalese.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Initially studied medicine in Padua but discontinued his studies to devote himself entirely to painting. He studied under Piedro Liberie from Venice. He went on to study architecture in Rome before settling in Trento where he was commissioned by Archbishop Francesco Alberti Poja to build the Crucifixion Chapel in Trento Cathedral (which he also decorated with frescoes painted by his own hand). He subsequently studied for the priesthood and was inducted in Trento, following which he painted exclusively religious subjects. His ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, female.

Born 14 November 1767, in Hamburg; died 1810, in Münster.

Painter. Religious subjects.

The daughter of a pastor, she became a Catholic convert and nun at Münster. Her paintings were mostly Madonnas. Goethe mentions her and admired her talent.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Born c. 1760; died after 1828.

Painter. Religious subjects. Miniatures.

Reference was made in 1828 to a Madonna painted by Giuseppe de Albertis.

Milan, 28 May 1992: Holy Family (oil on canvas, 46¾ × 36¾ ins/119 × 93.5 cm) ...

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1730, in Warsaw; died 1808.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Anton Albertrandi was apparently of Italian descent; he went to Italy to study painting and returned to Poland where he was appointed painter at the court of King Stanislaus August around ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Died 24 January 1717, in Breslau (now Wroclaw).

Painter. Religious subjects.

A professor in Breslau in 1699, this painter left a remarkable painting of the Crucifixion that has ensured his reputation.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1714, in Vilminore near Bergamo; died 1775, in Bergamo.

Painter. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

Studied in Ferd. Cairo's atelier in Brescia and started painting sacred subjects for churches, notably for S Maria dei Miracoli. After moving to Bergamo, however, he changed direction and started painting grotesques after Everardi and Bocchi, with a distinct preference for painting groups of midgets....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Painter, fresco artist, decorative designer. Religious subjects.

This artist - who should not be mistaken for the father of Pompeo Aldrovandini - was responsible for a fresco on the altar of S Maria degli Angeli in Bologna.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1675, in Correggio; died 1739, in Rimini.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

A pupil of Cignani best known for his Immaculate Conception, painted in the manner of Carlo Maratti for the church of S Francesco in Rimini. Alemanni is also credited with a portrait of the monk Andrea Conti, now in the S Francesco Chapel in Ferrara....

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Born 1730, in Lisbon; died 1810, in Lisbon.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, still-lifes. Murals.

A pupil and collaborator of André Gonçalves, Alexandrino de Carbalho created frescoes in the Baroque style for several Lisbon churches, among them S Francisco de Paula, the church of the Incarnation and the Martyrs' Church. He was equally skilled as a painter in oils. His masterpeice, ...

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 18th century.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Probably came from Brünn (Brno). He executed a St Stanislaus for the high altar of Boskowitz (Boskovice) in 1781.

New York, 24 April 1995: Putto Offering an Armful of Flowers to a Nymph...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born probably in French-speaking Flanders, possibly Douai.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects.

Alizard was active in the second half of the 18th century. He won a second prize in 1762 for his Death of Socrates and in 1763 a first prize for ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1679, in Paris; died February 1748, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views.

Gabriel's father Étienne was his only teacher, passing on both his good and bad qualities. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1737 to 1747...