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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Born 17 September 1586, in Lucerne; died between 1619 and 1621, in Rome.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Jakob von Wyl adopted the style of Hans Holbein. Several of his religious paintings are in churches in Lucerne. His masterpiece seems to have been a 'Dance Macabre' after Holbein, consisting of eight paintings, including ...

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German, 14th – 15th century, male.

Born to a family originally from Wesel.

Painter.

Cologne School.

Hermann Wynrich worked in Cologne between1378 and 1413. He was probably the pupil of Master Wilhelm. A number of religious paintings now in the museums in Cologne and Berlin have been attributed to this artist. He is known to have worked for the dukes of Burgundy in the first quarter of the 15th century. His work would be of the period when the graceful Gothic style became established among the painters of the Cologne School....

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 21 August 1732, in Buochs; died 9 September 1798, in Buochs.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits.

Johann Melchior Joseph Wyrsch was a pupil of Suter in Lucerne. He perfected his art in Rome in1753. On his return to Switzerland, he devoted himself to portraiture. In ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Active in Valencia at the end of the 16th century.

Sculptor.

Juan Ximenez sculpted a Christ for the church of Notre-Dame in Cocentaina in 1596.

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Xugu  

Chinese, 19th century, male.

Born 1824, in Yangzhou (Jiangsu); died 1896.

Painter, calligrapher. Animals, flowers, fruit.

After serving in the state army against the Taiping rebels, Xugu retired and became a Buddhist monk around 1850. He was a calligrapher and a traditional scholar painter and was known for his paintings of flowers, fruit and goldfish....

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Russian, 17th century, male.

Icon painter.

As a painter at the court of the Tsars Merkuri Yakovlev worked until 1685 on religious and decorative paintings in a number of churches and the palace in the Kremlin.

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Yan Hui  

Chinese, 13th – 14th century, male.

Active during the Yuan dynasty.

Born in Jiangshan (Zhejiang).

Painter.

Yan Hui was well known for his representations of Buddhist and Taoist figures but was held in low regard in China because of his overly strong emotional expression, as can be seen in the hanging scroll ...

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Spanish, 16th century, male.

Born in Almedina de la Mancha; died c. 1550 or 1560.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Ferrando Yáñez collaborated over a period of years with Ferrando de Llanos, notably between 1506 and 1509, when the two worked on Valencia Cathedral where Yáñez is credited with a number of compositions, among them: ...

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Chinese, male.

Active during the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127).

Born in Kaifeng (Henan).

Painter.

Yang Fei painted Buddhist and Taoist figures, in particular Guanyin.

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Chinese, 8th century, male.

Active in Chang’an during the Tang dynasty in the first half of the 8th century.

Painter, sculptor. Murals.

Yang Huizhi sculpted clay landscapes and Buddhist figures, and painted frescoes.

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 4 August 1793; died 1858, in Moscow.

Painter, lithographer.

Aleksandr Yastrebilov painted portraits and religious images. In 1830 he opened a lithography studio in Moscow. Among his mentioned lithographed works are portraits of the doctor M.G. Pavlov, General Volkov of the Gendarmerie...

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Chinese, 13th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 13th century.

Born in India, of Maghada origin.

Monk-painter.

Yintuoluo was a Zen monk and painter of Buddhist figures who lived for a time in a monastery in Kaifeng (Henan), and then in the Tianzhu Temple near Hangzhou (Zhejiang). Many of his works are in collections in Japan....

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1755; died 1 December 1824.

Painter, watercolourist, designer. Religious subjects, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Tobias Young exhibited at the British Institution in 1821. He worked in Southampton, mainly for the private theatre of Lord Barrymore.

London (Victoria and Albert Mus.): ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 13 January 1801, in Antwerp; died 14 October 1875, in Brussels.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits.

Anton van Ysendyck studied under Van Bree at the art college in Antwerp, and won the Rome prize in 1823. He worked in Italy and Paris between 1824 and 1839. In 1828 he became a member of the royal academy in Amsterdam. He was director of the academy of Mons in 1840 and became a member of the academic teaching staff on 22 August 1865....

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Chinese, 18th century, male.

Active in Suzhou c. 1765.

Born in Shanghai.

Painter.

Qing dynasty.

Yu Zongli painted landscapes and Buddhist and Taoist figures.

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Yuen  

Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active c. 1384.

Painter.

Yuen painted Buddhist subjects.

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Japanese, 14th century, male.

Active c. 1352-1389.

Painter.

Yukimitsu was appointed head of the e-dokoro (court painting bureau) in 1352 with the title Lord of Echizen. In 1362, as a specialist in Buddhist images, he executed the illustrations for the six volume Jizo Reikenki (The Miracles of Jizo, the Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha)....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 30 January 1817, in Escheviller (Moselle); died 11 September 1893, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, military subjects, portraits, military portraits, genre scenes.

Adolphe Yvon worked for the royal house as a groom and forester before embarking on an artistic career. He studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before leaving for Russia in 1845 and remaining there during the Crimean War. Yvon made his Paris Salon debut in 1841, securing himself a gold medal in 1848, a medal of honour in 1857, and a silver medal in 1867. He was also awarded silver at the 1855 Exposition Universelle. Adolphe Yvon was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1855 and elevated to the rank of officer in 1867....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1738, in Florence; died c. 1785, in Naples.

Engraver.

Antonio Zaballi was a pupil of Allegrini. He engraved historical and religious subjects, and portraits after the Italian masters for a collection published by Francesco Allegrini in Florence in 1762.

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Died 1845.

Painter (glass). Historical subjects, religious subjects. Stained glass windows.

Around 1820, Raimondo Zaballi was a student at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. Along with Bertini, he pioneered the revival of glass painting in Italy.

Arezzo (Mus. di Arte Medievale e Moderna): ...