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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active c. 1793.

Watercolourist, engraver (etching), collector.

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 February 1751, in Haina; died 26 June 1829, in Eutin.

Painter, engraver (etching), draughtsman, collector. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, historical portraits, genre scenes, animals, landscapes with figures.

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm was the pupil of his uncle, Johann Heinrich the Elder. He began his artistic career restoring paintings and copying old masters in the Hamburg studio of his relative, Johann Jacob Tischbein. In 1773, he travelled to Kassel to work as a portrait painter; in 1777, he visited Dresden and Berlin, where he painted the portrait of the Queen of Prussia. In 1779, he was sent to Rome as an envoy of the Hesse court. He also visited Switzerland, where he made a number of drawings for the cleric and writer Johann Kaspar Lavater, and in 1787 he accompanied Goethe on a journey to Naples, where he was appointed director of the city's academy of fine art. A close companion of the poet, he may have influenced Goethe's uncompromising classicism and dislike of Romantic painting. Tischbein was a protégé of Lord Hamilton: he painted the portrait of the celebrated Emma, Lady Hamilton, and engraved the English nobleman's collection of Greek vases. He escaped the French occupation of Naples, fleeing to Kassel and, later, to Hamburg. He is recorded in Eutin in 1808, where he painted portraits until the end of his life. Tischbein's celebrated portrait of the young Goethe (in Frankfurt) demonstrates his masterly draughtsmanship and artful use of discreet yet vibrant colour. The picture typifies the artist's particular brand of 'humane Classicism': a bright, joyful, perenially charming masterpiece by a leading member of the distinguished Tischbein family of painters....

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Painter, engraver (etching), collector. Landscapes.

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Painter, collector.

In 1708, Hendrik Twent was a member of the guild of painters in Haarlem.

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1797; died 1873.

Painter, architectural draughtsman, illustrator, collector. Architectural views.

William Twopeny provided illustrations for books on architecture.

London (British Mus.): 13 albums

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Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Died 12 February 1613, in Amsterdam.

Painter, collector.

Article

Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 18 February 1767; died 31 May 1846, in Stockholm.

Painter, collector.

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1730; died 1816, in Jutfaas.

Painter, engraver, collector. Portraits, street scenes.

Jacobus Versteegh's works and collections were sold on 27 June 1796.

Brussels

Utrecht

London, 21 July 1972: Street Scene, Gns 4,800

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1684, in London; died 24 July 1756, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin/mezzotint), reproductions engraver, writer, collector.

George Vertue occupies an important place in the history of English engraving. He came from a poor Catholic family and served an early apprenticeship as a printer before formally studying engraving under Michel van der Gucht. By ...

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Painter, collector.

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 10 August 1798; died 5 January 1873, in London.

Draughtsman, architect, collector. Topographical views, gardens.

George Vivian drew Spanish landscapes and gardens in Rome and Albano.

London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): several drawings

London, 14 March 1997...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 5 December 1774, in Amsterdam; died 23 July 1844, near Haarlem.

Draughtsman, collector.

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 24 September 1717; died 2 March 1797, in London.

Draughtsman, collector, writer.

Horace or Horacion Walpole was a pupil of Bernard Lens.

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 1811; died 22 August 1874, in Vienna.

Painter, watercolourist, copyist, art restorer, collector. Architectural views.

Wiesböck was the pupil of Waldmüller, exhibiting in Vienna in 1850.

Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Mus.): The Old Church of St Peter (oil on canvas); ...

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1641, in Amsterdam; died 10 August 1717, in Amsterdam.

Painter, engraver (etching), collector, art writer. Landscapes, winter landscapes.

Nicolaes Cornelisz. Witsen was mayor of Amsterdam and painted winter landscapes in the style of Pieter Bruegel.

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Chinese, 9th century, male.

Born c. 810; died c. 880.

Art critic, art historian, collector.

The scion of an illustrious line of officials, Zhang Yanyuan probably took his first steps as an art historian in his family’s own rich collections. He wrote a monumental work of art history, the ...