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Spanish, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1664, in Madrid; died 15 February 1726, in Madrid.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects.

The son of a German serving in the royal guard, Ardemans studied painting in the studio of Claudio Coello and, at the same time, architecture and mathematics at the Jesuit college. After completing his studies, he lived ...

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Spanish, 17th – 18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Two paintings put up for auction, and dated 1691 and 1720 respectively, cannot be attributed to Juan de Arellano, who was born in 1614 and died in 1676. They may possibly be the work of José de Arellano, who may have been Juan's son, if he was born before ...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 September 1738, in Dordrecht; died 22 April 1805, in Dordrecht.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Jan Arends was the son of a surgeon and brother of the poet Rœlof. He was a pupil of Ponse. The artist spent a number of years in Amsterdam before moving to Middelburg and finally to Dordrecht, where he spent the final years of his life. Arends enjoyed an equal reputation as a painter and an engraver and was noted for his skill in perspective. A number of drawings by him were engraved by H. Immink and others; he also made etchings of various views of the province of Zeeland (...

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18th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well is signed D.-R. Arentzen.

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Died 1 August 1725, in San Sebastián.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Felipe Arismendi was the son or nephew of Juan de Arismendi and lived in San Sebastian. A large number of works from the province of Vizcaya that have common characterisics, especially a certain realism, are attributed to him. Noteworthy works of his are: in San Sebastian, in the church of Sta Maria, a ...

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 18 May 1688, in Geneva; died June 1743, in Geneva.

Painter. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits. Miniatures.

Considered to be one of the most famous artists of his day, Jacques Antoine Arlaud was very successful not just as a miniaturist but also as a portraitist and painter of religious and mythological subjects. Aged 20, he worked in Paris as an associate of Rigaud and Largillière. He taught the Duke of Orléans, who was his patron. In ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born in Rimini.

Painter. Religious subjects.

A pupil of F. Torelli known to have worked in Bologna between 1730 and 1772 and to have painted an altarpiece of St Bartholomew for the church of S Bartolino in Rimini.

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French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Armenont lived in Vimoutiers (Orne) and is known for the statue of St Agatha he made in 1731 for the church at Coquainvilliers (Calvados). He also painted and gilded two statues for this church and worked on the choir stalls....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

According to Füssli, Tommaso Arrighetti engraved several of the most famous compositions in the Uffizi, notably Correggio's Christ's Nativity.

Paris, 28 Dec 1922: Portraits of Young People (two engravings) FRF 200...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in London.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, portraits. Miniatures.

An artist by this name figures in the catalogues of the Royal Academy between 1792 and 1829. He is credited with numerous portraits and copies, including Cain and Abel and Jesus and Mary Magdalene...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 28 September 1686, in Benediktbeuren (Bavaria); died 1739, in Weltenburg Convent.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer. Religious subjects.

Son of the painter Hans Georg Asam. After learning the basics of his art he moved to Rome where he studied for several years before being awarded the coveted Accademia di San Luca Prize in ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 1720, in Schöntat-an-der-Jägst; died 1795, near Morgenthal-an-der-Jägst.

Painter.

Son of Cosmas Damian, who worked in various places, mainly in Bamberg. His fresco of Christ the Judge is in the porch of the church of the Benedictine Monastery of Weltenburg. Among the surviving works mentioned by Philipp Maria Halm (in his ...

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born in Vienna; died 1748.

Engraver (burin).

A pupil of Stephan Dietel who produced engravings of religious subjects.

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

Born 1663, in Ghent; died 1743, in Ghent.

Painter, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes with figures.

After working with Mierhop and Hans van Cleef, Audenaerd went to Rome where he worked under the direction of Carlo Maratti. He experimented with engraving, and when he showed his efforts to Maratti the latter encouraged him to take it up as his speciality. The artist followed his advice and with Maratti's guidance he established an excellent reputation as an etcher and line engraver. Audenaerd reproduced many of Maratti's works; he specialised in reproductions of paintings but was equally successful with portraits. He returned to his native town of Ghent after an absence of 37 years and, interestingly, returned to painting with youthful enthusiasm, executing a number of important works after Maratti for the churches, convents and monasteries of Ghent. His chief works include ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Lille in 1772.

Painter. Mythological and religious subjects.

An artist belonging to the circle of Charles Antoine Coypel.

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Tyrolean School, 18th century, male.

Born 4 December 1690, in Meran (now Merano, Italy); died 19 May 1753, in San Martin in Passiria.

Painter. Religious subjects.

His first teacher was Sebastian Berger but he soon left Meran for Augsburg, where he studied with Johann George Bergmüller. In ...

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 9 July 1723, in Vienna; died 1786 or 1788, in Vienna.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Son of Johann-Gottfreid Auerbach from whom he received his training as an artist. He painted an altarpiece and a ceiling in St Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, as well as decorations in churches in Hetzendorg and Innsbruck....

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Active in Schwyz.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Painter of numerous family portraits and two paintings in the church of the convent of St Peter in Schwyz.

Bern, 25 Oct 1985: Portrait of a Lady of Quality With Her Little Dog (...

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Tyrolean School, 18th century, male.

Born 1682; died 2 June 1738, in Bozen, South Tyrol (now Bolzano, Italy).

Painter. Religious subjects.

Talented artist and Franciscan friar whose paintings adorned a number of the order's monasteries. His favourite subject was the life of St Francis of Assisi. In ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1746, in Bordeaux; died 27 August 1801.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Aujollest-Pagès was taught by Boucher. After completing his artistic training, he settled in Poitiers where he founded, in 1775, the École Royale de Peinture, which he directed until the end of his life. He exhibited some portraits in ...