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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 16 January 1834, in Mirabeau, Provence; died 28 December 1912, in Brignoles, Provence.

Painter, writer. Religious subjects.

Jules Marie Béguin was ordained in 1857, and became a canon in 1902. That same year, he published a book on St Mary Magdalene. He left a corpus of over 400 paintings in a number of churches in Provence including Cuers, Camps-la-Source, Puget-sur-Argens....

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 November 1757, in London, United Kingdom; died 12 August 1827, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

William Blake was the son of a draper. He showed a strong artistic tendency from an early age and, at the age of 10, started to study drawing at Henry Par’s Academy in the Strand. He learnt engraving under Ryland and was then apprenticed to James Basire. During his seven years with Basire (1772–1779), Blake was made to copy the sculptures of Westminster Abbey and of London’s old churches, thus stimulating his fascination with Gothic art. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy in 1779, where he made friends with Barry, Fuseli, Mortimer, Flaxman, and Stodhart. While there, his studies concentrated on Michelangelo....

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 1816, in Courtrai; died 1878, in Antwerp.

Painter, writer. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

This Flemish artist was a pupil of Gustave Wappers and Nicaise de Keyser in Antwerp.

Courtrai: Praying Monk (1841)

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1814, in Sondrio; died 1878, in Milan.

Painter, art writer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, portraits.

Caimi was a pupil of Giuseppe Diotti in Bergamo and of Luigi Sabatelli at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, where he later (between ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1808 ou 1813, in Paris; died 1881, in Paris.

Painter, sculptor, poet. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

A pupil of Guillon-Lethère at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1827, Chatillon exhibited at the Salon from 1831. He published collections of poems illustrated by his collaborator and friend André Gil, with prefaces by Théophile Gautier, ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1787, in Toulon; died 1880, in Paris.

Painter, writer.

He studied under Lebarbier the Elder and Girodet, and exhibited Christ on the Cross at the Paris Salon of 1841. Among his other works are Healing of the Paralysed Man, Sons of Zebedee...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 25 March 1813, in Paris; died 16 January 1880, in Montigny-lès-Cormeilles (Val d'Oise).

Painter, pastellist, draughtsman, lithographer, art critic. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, still-lifes. Designs for stained glass.

He studied initially under his uncle Auguste Hesse before going on to complete his artistic education in the studios of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres and Denis Foyatier. He exhibited at the Paris Salon ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 March 1821, in Liège; died 15 February 1906, in Liège.

Painter, engraver, art restorer, art critic. Religious subjects, historical subjects. Church decoration.

He was a pupil at the academies in Liège and in Düsseldorf. He worked on the decoration and restoration of numerous paintings in churches in Liège and along the Meuse. He was the director of ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Aachen.

Born 1758; died 1834.

Painter, poet.

Ferdinand Jansen painted views of Aachen and the surrounding area in oils and watercolours. He also painted portraits, including a self-portrait, and religious works. In 1825, he restored paintings in the vault of the cathedral and furnished the west vault with a painting....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 10 May 1809, in Boulogne; died 8 April 1877, in Comborn (Corrèze).

Painter, illustrator, art writer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, military subjects, portraits, genre scenes, scenes with figures, rustic scenes, landscapes, harbour scenes. Church decoration.

Philippe Auguste Jeanron studied under Souchon in Lille and then Sigalon in Paris. He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1831, was awarded a second class medal in 1833 and exhibited further in 1848, 1850, 1852, 1853 and 1855....

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1865, in Barcelona; died 1915.

Painter, art critic. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Sebastián Junyent Sans studied at the academy of fine arts in Barcelona. As well as a painter, he was art critic of the review Youth ( ...

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Croat, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 April 1845, in Našice; died 3 February 1927, in Agram (now Zagreb).

Painter, art critic.

Isidor Krsniavi studied in Vienna and specialised in historical and religious painting. He produced works for Slavonic churches, and also taught history of art at the University of Agram (now Zagreb)....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1806, in Besançon; died 1849, in Rome, killed in combat.

Painter, lithographer, art critic. Historical subjects, religious subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Laviron exhibited at the Salon from 1834 to 1848. His paintings include Toby and the Angel for the church of St-Nicolas-des-Champs and is also known for some interesting lithographs. He was a contributor to ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Active also active in Algeria.

Born 5 July 1817, in Narbonne; died 24 October 1887, in Mustapha, Algeria.

Painter, writer, musician. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals, designs for stained glass.

Orientalism.

Lazerges studied under François Bouchot and David d'Angers. He first visited Algeria in 1842 and moved there around 1861. He was the father of Jean Baptiste Paul Lazerges. Jean Raymond Hippolyte Lazerges exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1840 to 1887 with, among other works, ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 28 August 1780, in Pistoia; died 1854.

Painter, fresco artist, illustrator, art writer. Historical subjects, portraits. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Niccolo Monti studied and lived in Florence. In 1818, he travelled to Poland at the invitation of Paul Cieszkovski to decorate the latter's palace and church. He remained in Poland for two years, and during this time painted five frescoes for the palace and three ceilings, one of which represents the ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 September 1776, in Paris; died 2 December 1860, in Paris.

Painter, writer. Religious subjects, landscapes.

Alphonse Alexandre Niquevert was a pupil of David and Regnault, and later worked with Laire. He exhibited at the Salon from 1806 to 1824...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 22 June 1805, in Göttingen (Lower Saxony); died 28 March 1891, in Hanover.

Painter, lithographer, engraver, art critic. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Initially, from 1822 to 1824, Oesterley studied philosophy at the university of Göttingen, where he obtained his doctorate. In addition, he studied painting with Matthäi in Dresden. In ...

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Spanish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1859, in Cordova; died 1922.

Painter, writer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, urban landscapes, fruit.

Rafael Ramírez exhibited in Cordova in 1874, Jaén in 1878 and at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid in 1895. He painted scenes of daily life, picturesque views of Spanish towns, portraits, still-lifes, flowers and fruit. Noted works include ...

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British, 19th century, female.

Born 1834; died 11 February 1862, in London, of a laudanum overdose.

Painter, draughtswoman, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects.

Lizzie Siddal was a dressmaker and worked in a millinery shop. In 1950 the painter Walter Deverell asked her to pose as a central character in his painting ...

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Polish, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Kreis Stuck; died 1864, in Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania).

Painter, art writer.

Adam Szemesz studied at the school of fine art in Vilna, and painted portraits and religious subjects.