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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1604, in Tours; died 14 February 1676, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), art writer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, figures, genre scenes, interior scenes, architectural interiors, landscapes.

The son of a tailor, Abraham Bosse went to Paris aged about 15 to improve his drawing skills, which showed considerable promise. He appears to have started his study of engraving under Melchior Tavernier. Back in his native city in 1622, he engraved a ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, architectural views.

Camille Bouchet exhibited at the Salon from 1849 to 1883. His best-known works are View of an Old Fortress in the Principality of Monaco, Meditation on the Imitation of Christ, The Captive, Young Girl Meditating...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1805, in Paris; died 5 September 1860, in Falaise (Calvados).

Painter, draughtsman. Church interiors, landscapes, urban views, architectural views, harbour scenes.

Bourgeois de Mercey was awarded the second-class medal in 1838 and was decorated in 1843. On Bonnieu's retirement, he became director of the fine art department. He exhibited frequently and over a very long period at the Paris Salon. His best-known works are ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1597, in Amsterdam or in Haarlem; died 11 May 1664, in Haarlem.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, figures, portraits, landscapes.

Salomon de Bray was an architect and poet; he belonged to the guild of St-Adriaen from 1615 to 1630, and from 1616 to 1622 he was member of the academy of rhetoric at Wyngaadrranken. On 13th May 1625, he married Anna Westerbaen of The Hague, in Haarlem. From 1633 to 1640 Bray was director of the Guild. Like all the other members of his family, he died of the plague....

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Flemish School, 16th century, male.

Born 1550, in Antwerp or in Breda; died 1584, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, hunting scenes, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Frescoes.

This artist was probably the son of Mattheus Bril the Elder and the older brother of Paul Bril. He must have been very young when he went to Italy, since there is no trace of his name in Antwerp or any other town in the Netherlands. Bril appears to have gained a considerable reputation in Italy, and is cited as the painter of several frescoes in the Vatican, where he was commissioned to decorate two rooms. For the Sala del Consistorio he painted four pictures of ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 16 May 1588, in Delft; died 21 June 1661.

Painter. Religious subjects, interiors, architectural views. Church decoration.

Brother of Claes van Bronckhorst. He spent some time in France in his youth; in 1613 he was a companion of the Delft guild, and in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Active in London.

Born 13 May 1857, in London.

Painter, watercolourist. Church interiors, architectural views.

James Cafe painted both oils and watercolours of church interiors, including Westminster, Salisbury and Canterbury.

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1550, in Verona; died after 1623.

Sculptor, architect. Religious subjects.

Gerolamo Campagna was a pupil of Danese Cattaneo. He worked for churches in Venice, Padua and Verona and is known in particular for his St Justin, Saint Bringing a Child back to Life...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born shortly before 1536, in Cremona; died c. 1591.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Antonio Campi was the son of Galeazzo and brother of Giulio and Vincenzo Campi. He worked first with his father and later at the studio of his brother Giulio. Before moving to Milan in 1561 he had worked in many different towns, notably Piacenza, Lodi, Brescia, Mantua, Cremona and Rome....

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born 1601, in Granada, where he was baptised 19 March; died 5 October 1667, in Granada.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, portraits.

Granada School.

Alonso Cano is one of the most interesting figures in Spanish art because of his universality. Like Michelangelo he was a painter, sculptor and architect and it is truly difficult to decide in which of these three art forms he excelled the most. He was the son of a sculptor-cabinet maker who constructed reredos. He was baptised in Granada on 19th March 1601 and studied firstly with his father, then in Seville where his family had settled in 1615. His masters were Francisco Pacheco who was also the master of Velázquez and Juan del Castillo who would in turn tutor the child Murillo. At the same time he studied sculpture with Juan Martínez Montañés and from 1625 he began to make something of a name for himself....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active also active in Poland.

Born c. 1500, probably in Verona; died 1570, near Parma.

Engraver, goldsmith, medallist, architect. Religious subjects.

Giovanni Caraglio was one of the greatest engravers of his period and enjoyed a considerable reputation in Italy and abroad, particularly in Poland where he created medals for King Sigismond. When he returned to Italy he settled first in Verona and later near Parma, where he remained until his death....

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1672, in Rome; died after 1720.

Painter. Religious subjects, architectural views.

A pupil of Giuseppe Marchi, he later worked under the direction of Andrea Pozzo.

Chambéry (MBA): Moses Saved from the Waters

Milan, 21 May 1981...

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French, 19th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born in the 19th century, in Rouen.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, architectural views.

Studied under Morin, Pils and Léon Cogniet and first exhibited at the Salon in 1868. Carliez was a member of the Société des Artistes Français from ...

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1543, in Rovigo (Veneto); died 1613, in Genoa.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects. Statues, monuments, funerary monuments.

Taddeo was the son of Giovanni Carlone. He studied under Daniele Casella, Lionardo Ferrandina and Domenico Scortione. He produced many works in Genoa, producing statues and decorations for palaces and churches, erecting tombs and constructing fountains. He also worked as an architect. His remarkable talent gave rise to a popular saying in Genoa at the time, ...

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 5 November 1867, in Verona.

Painter. Figure compositions, religious subjects, portraits, architectural views.

Viscardo Carton was a pupil of Napoleone Nani at the academy in Verona, and of Luigi Cavenaghi in Milan.

He painted altar pictures and frescoes in churches and private houses....

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1593, in the Netherlands; died c. 1658, in Messina.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views.

Kramm thinks Abraham Casembrot was related to Jan Casembrot, secretary of Count Hoorne. Three pictures of his on the Passion of Christ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1509, in Gandino near Bergamo; died 1579, in Madrid, in 1569 according to the Larousse Dictionary.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman (including wash), architect, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, frescoes.

After a study trip to Rome, paid for by his protector Tobia Pallavicini, Giovanni Battista Castello (Il Bergamasco) produced a series of works in Genoa and Bergamo. His best-known works in Bergamo include the fresco ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1872, in Suinbiate; died 1931 or 1932, in Milan.

Painter. Church interiors, scenes with figures, urban landscapes, winter landscapes, urban views, architectural views, seascapes.

Achille Cattaneo belonged to the group of the Last Verists, and participated in the Venice Biennale in 1926....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Genre scenes, church interiors, interiors with figures, landscapes, architectural views.

Cesbron was the son of Achille Théodore Cesbron. He is particularly known for his Corner for the Poor, Abbey Church of Fécamp, View of a Monastery...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born 1538, in Cordova; died 28 July 1608, in Cordova.

Painter, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, portraits.

School of Cordova.

Pablo de Céspedes initially studied theology, then Oriental languages. He began painting during a trip to Rome, under the direction of one of Michelangelo's pupils. While he was in Rome he painted a number of frescoes in various chapels, which were so successful that he was nicknamed the 'Spanish Raphael'. He was offered a canonicate in his home town and returned to Cordova in 1575 or 1577, before settling there permanently after a second trip to Rome in 1583. It was there that he painted his ...