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Italian, 18th century, female.

Active in Perugia.

Died 1805.

Painter.

Took religious orders at the convent of S Giuliana and painted two compositions to the left and right of the high altar in the convent church.

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 24 February 1684, in Dordrecht; died 7 January 1766, in Dordrecht.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Matthys Balen was the son of Jan van Balen and grandson of the writer Matthys Balen. He was taught by Arnold Houbraken. The Bonde Collection in Eriksberg has a delightful small painting by him, ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 12 July 1666, in Verona; died 21 April 1740, in Verona.

Painter, engraver (burin). Mythological subjects, religious subjects, portraits.

Venetian School.

Trained in the workshops of Giovanni Zeffio in Verona, Antoni Belluci in Bologna and Carlo Maratti in Rome, but worked predominantly in Venice, where he painted extensively for various churches. He also painted for churches in Vicenza, Padua, Verona, Brescia, Bergamo and Cremona, reproducing Corregio's celebrated ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1632; died 1719.

Painter, copyist.

Giuseppe Balestrieri was a member of a religious order. According to Zani, he lived and worked in Messina, chiefly as a copyist.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1651, in Venice; died c. 1736, in Venice.

Painter. Mythological subjects, religious subjects.

Nicolo Bambini studied initially under Mazzoni, then moved to Rome to study under Maratti. He returned to Venice, where he was influenced by Liberi. On occasion, his work was retouched by the Genoese painter Cassana. Nicolo Bambini turned out a large number of paintings; the most noteworthy are his ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1744, in Sestri; died 1793 or 1794, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Studied under Battoni and started out as a portrait painter. In the church of S Maria Maggiore in Rome, Banchero painted a series of altarpieces for the Chiesa delle Romite; in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Genoa; died 1815.

Painter. Religious subjects.

New York, 14 Jan 1992: Baptism of Christ (ink heightened with white/blue paper, 11 × 4¾ ins/27.7 × 12.1 cm) USD 3,850

New York, 24 Jan 2001: Adoration of the Magi...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Painter.

Franz Dominik Barbieri is known to have been in Prague in 1732, where Johann Wenzel Spitzer was his pupil. He was mainly a religious painter, whose body of work includes a St Bartholomew for the church of that name in Dobrovitz, and a ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Carpi.

Born 1682; died 1767.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, copyist. Religious subjects.

A skilled copyist who provided templates for two engravings on the theme of the Descent from the Cross by Giuseppe Benedetti of Bologna and Pietro da Belluno.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Born 1728, in Naples; died c. 1819.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects.

Milan, 25 Nov 1976: Study for a Ceiling (oil on canvas, 61 × 30 ins/155 × 76.5 cm) ITL 3,600,000

Rome, 1 June 1982...

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1760, in Mendrisio; died 1820, in Moscow.

Painter. Religious subjects.

Antonio Baroffio studied at the academy of art in Rome. He painted an allegory in the grand assembly hall in Bellinzona; a Holy Family in Mendrisio parish church; and a ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1682, in Sacco, near Rovereto; died 1759.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects.

Baroni di Cavalcabo was tutored in drawing and composition by his uncle from a very early age, before he went on to pursue his studies under Antonio Balestra in Verona. He travelled with Balestra to Venice and remained there ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna, also active in Russia.

Died 1780, in Bologna.

Painter, decorative artist. Church decoration, wall decorations, ornaments.

Bolognese School.

Studied under Gio Zanardi and, together with his brother Serafino, decorated the oratory of the church of SS Simone e Taddeo in Bologna. The brothers travelled to Russia, where they produced decorative compositions for the Chinese Palace and the Rutschberg Palace at Oranienbaum, near St Petersburg....

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active also active in Russia.

Died 1810, in Bologna.

Painter, decorative artist. Church decoration, theatre decoration, wall decorations.

Bolognese School.

Studied under his brother Giuseppe Gioachino and accompanied him on a voyage to Russia before returning to work in Bologna. His decorative work is to be found in the Bologna church of S Maria della Vita, in the church of SS Cosimo e Damiano, at the church of S Catarina, in the theatre in Ferrara, and in the Palazzo Bovi Silvestri. He also decorated the church of S Vitale in Ravenna....

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French, 18th century, male.

Died 3 August 1778, in Paris.

Painter.

In the church of St-Germain at Sully-sur-Loire, there is a painting of Christ Crucified, which bears the date 1718 and the signature of Barrère. This work is probably by Jean Louis Barrère, as is the ...

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Irish, 18th century, male.

Born 11 October 1741, in Cork; died 22 February 1806, in London.

Painter, engraver (etching). Mythological scenes, religious scenes, portraits, animals.

James Barry studied with the landscape painter, John Butts, in Cork. In 1763 he went to Dublin where he exhibited ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1675, in Rome; died c. 1730.

Engraver (burin), art dealer. Religious subjects, architectural views.

Worked initially under the tutelage of his father, Pietro Santo Bartoli. It is probable that this is the same artist as F. Bartoli who produced coloured drawings based on religious works in St Peter's in Rome on behalf of the English art collector John Talman. The volume containing these engraved illustrations has been in the British Museum in London since ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1725 or 1727, in Florence; died 7 March 1815, in Lisbon.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits.

Francesco Bartolozzi's date of birth cannot be established with any certainty, although it is generally accepted that he was born in 1725 (some biographers say 1727 or even 1730). He was the son of a Florentine goldsmith and was exposed to the fine arts from a very early age. He worked initially for his father who was, effectively, his first teacher in the skills of engraving. Later, he enrolled at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence where he studied drawing and composition under Ignace Hugford and Ferretti. He travelled to Rome, where he copied the Old Masters and, in 1745, to Venice, where he was admitted to the workshop of master engraver Joseph Wagner. The latter proved particularly fond of his young pupil and encouraged him to produce his first work, the engraving of a drawing by G.B. Piazetta entitled ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 13 May 1737, in Rovigo; died 1813.

Painter, designer of ornamental architectural features, fresco artist. Church decoration.

Son of Sante Baseggio the Elder; travelled to Ferrara with his brother Giuseppe at an early age and studied there under Giuseppe Facchinetti and the architect Antonio Foschini. He decorated façades and churches in Rovigo with architectural frescoes....