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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1779, in Charleston (South Carolina); died 1843, in Cambridge (Massachusetts).

Painter. Biblical subjects, literary subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Washington Allston was intended for a career in one of the professions and studied classics at Harvard. However, his Romantic artistic tastes took him over and he was deeply moved by Schiller and by Fuseli's illustrations to Boydell's ...

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Moravian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1690, in Datschitz (Moravia); died 10 September 1718, in Brünn (now Brno, Czech Republic).

Painter. Religious subjects.

Mathias Altmann was a citizen of Brünn. He painted the panel of the high altar in the parish church of Kirchmislau.

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Polish, 18th century, male.

Born 24 February 1702, in Warsaw; died 12 September 1779, in Linz.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits.

Different sources claim that Bartholomäus Altomonte lived from 1707 to 1774. His father, Marcin Altomonte, was his first teacher. In 1717 he went to study under Marco Antonio Franceschini in Bologna; in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active Roman, active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Worked predominantly in Sardinia, where two of his paintings were known (dated 1721 and 1722 respectively). He painted frescoes in the palazzi and churches of Caligari, but his most important work was his decoration of the town's S Michele sacristy....

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Poland and Austria.

Born 8 May 1657, in Naples; died 14 September 1745, in Heiligenkreuz (Lower Austria).

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

He travelled to Rome and studied under B. Gaulli (better known as Baciccio) and C. Maratti. He was 27 when he was invited to Warsaw by the then King Sobieski, at which juncture Altomonte translated his name into German and became Martin Hohenberg. For a period of close on seven years he was court painter in Poland; in ...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Active in Cordova during the second half of the 18th century.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Álvarez restored a number of paintings by Spanish Masters and also owned an important collection of pictures.

Cordova (Cathedral): St Francis

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 23 April 1768, in Priego; died 26 December 1827, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Educated in Granada and Cordova, Álvarez Cubero carved figures for the church of the Carthusian Monastery of El Paular near Madrid as early as ...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1727, in Salamanca; died 1797, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Statues, equestrian statues, groups.

Having begun his studies in his native city, Álvarez moved to Madrid to take up an apprenticeship with Alessandro de Castro, who set him to work on sculptures for the new royal palace. In ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Worked in Naples in the 18th century. Heinecken asserts that A. Maillar engraved his Infant Jesus between Mary and Joseph.

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Spanish (?), 18th – 19th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Alzibar was active in Mexico from 1751 until 1806. He was among the first to teach at the Real Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City and was a member of a circle of artists that formed around Miguel Cabrera....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Brescia at the beginning of the 18th century.

Sculptor (wood).

Two examples of his work are in Brescia: a woodcut engraving of Christ Crucified and a statue of the Holy Virgin.

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Belgian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 2 September 1757, in Tessenderlo; died 1845, in Meerhout.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Jan Antoon Ambroos came to Antwerp around 1815; he exhibited a number of genre paintings and New Testament subjects there in 1834, and in Liège in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Engraver (burin).

Francesco Amici left a number of small engravings of historical religious subjects.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1721, in Campotosto; died 1788, in Pizzoli.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Poet and man of letters who worked as a priest in Aquila. Notable among his works are Repast of the Apostles, Nativity, Ecce Homo, Christ on the Cross and Banquet of the Pharisee...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1675, in Venice, in 1682 in Naples, Italy according to some sources; died 1752, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, flowers.

Amigoni's work betrays the influence of Ricci and Solimena. Among his earlier paintings are two altarpieces painted for the church of the Fathers of the Oratory in Venice, and a painting of ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1660, in Communanza, near Ascoli, according to Mariette; died 1738.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, animals.

Amorosi travelled to Rome with the intention of studying for the priesthood, but was encouraged by Giuseppe Ghezzi to commit to a career as an artist. He painted frescoes for the entrance chamber in the town hall of Civita Vecchia and altarpieces for the Rome churches of S Rocco, S Maria in Cosmedino and S Maria Egiziaca. His talent and originality are best exemplified elsewhere, however, in his ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1757, in Scotland; died 27 May 1837.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Battles, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes.

William Anderson produced, in the main, modest crayon compositions which are pleasant on the eye and are distinguished by their use of light and shade. He also painted, almost exclusively river views and seascapes, but his work also includes an ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1680, in Mitau (now Jelgava, Latvia); died after 1735, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits.

Dietrich André was a pupil of the painter and art dealer Justus von Bentum in Königsberg (East Prussia). He accompanied Bentum on his travels, and went with him to Brunswick. There he left him to enter the employ of Duke August Wilhelm. Indications in his drawings suggest he remained there ...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1662, in Paris; died 14 April 1753, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Jean André joined the Dominicans at the age of 17. He went to Rome and was taught by Carlo Maratti, studying the work of Raphael. Returning to France, he worked under the guidance of Jouvenet, and won a respected place in the ranks of French painting. His pupils were: Taraval, Dumont le Romain and Charles Michel-Ange Challes. His best works include: ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Wittingau (Southern Bohemia).

Sculptor. Religious furnishings (altars).

Andrée lived in the early 18th century. He did several altars, notably the main altar and side altars of the monastic church of St Aegidius in Wittingau (Trebon, Bohemia). He is also recorded as having done the altars in the Gethsemane Chapel in Wittingau, destroyed in ...