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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 22 January 1701, in Amsterdam; died 1781, in Amsterdam.

Draughtsman, engraver, collector.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 31 October 1692, in Paris; died 5 September 1765, in Paris.

Engraver, draughtsman, collector.

Son of the Comtesse de Caylus, Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières de Caylus fought in the War of the Spanish Succession, and when peace came he travelled in Italy, Greece and Asia Minor, from which he brought back archaeological treasures collected in his search for the ruins of Troy, Ephesus and Colophon. Returning to France, he devoted himself to engraving and issued more than two hundred prints after Rubens, Van Dyck and Leonardo da Vinci, all held in the royal collection. He was made an honorary councillor of the Académie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture on ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 27 November 1767, in Ferrara; died 5 March 1834, in Venice.

Painter, collector. Landscapes. Decorative schemes.

Cicognara was active in Venice and Ferrara, executing mostly landscapes and decorative paintings. He was president of the fine arts academy in Venice, and a noted critic, theorist and historian, publishing ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Draughtsman, engraver, collector. Portraits. Vignettes, decorative designs.

Antonio Fedi I published two series of engravings, Bronze Low-reliefs and Marble Group, and drew vignettes for G. Buganza's Treasury of Latin Verse. Three of his engravings from 1788 are preserved in the national library of Florence. F. Rainaldi engraved some of Fedi's portraits of celebrated composers....

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 1751, in Schönau.

Painter, collector. Historical portraits.

Noted works are his portraits of Francis, Emperor of Germany and The King of Bavaria.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 29 November 1686, in Paris; died 20 March 1766, in Paris.

Engraver, reproductions engraver, collector. Genre scenes, figures, nudes.

A good friend of Watteau, Jean de Julienne published four volumes of engravings after the works of this artist following his death. One of these volumes contains a short biography of Watteau that appears as an introduction. He made a gift of these volumes to the Académie Royale in Paris. They are preserved by the library at the École des Beaux-Arts. There are four etchings by him: ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 4 April 1762; died 18 June 1827.

Painter, lithographer, collector.

Sir John Fleming Leicester, 1st Lord de Tabley, was a great patron and collector of British paintings. He put together an important collection at Tabley House (his country residence in Cheshire) and in his London house in the early part of the 19th century, with the aim of founding a National Gallery of British Art....

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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1649, in Dordrecht; died c. 1727.

Painter, collector. Religious subjects, portraits.

Jakob Moelart studied with Nicolas Moos, and became well known as an excellent portrait painter and a painter of historical subjects. Houbraken singles out several of his works for praise, especially his ...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 July 1754, in Rotterdam; died 13 March 1839, in Rotterdam.

Draughtsman, engraver, collector.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Born 1742; died 1803.

Painter, art restorer, art writer, art dealer.

Giovanni Maria Sasso advised British art collectors on Venetian art. Clients included John Strange, Richard Worsley and Abraham Hume. He was commissioned to compile a Venezia Pittrice...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 1694 or 1695, in Haarlem; died 10 May 1731, in Haarlem.

Painter, engraver (etching), collector. Religious subjects, figures.

Nicolaus Six was a pupil of Carel de Moor. In 1715 he entered the guild of Haarlem and was deputy mayor of that town. The museum of Bremen has a canvas by him entitled ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1653, in Rome; died 1737, in Naples.

Painter, collector. Landscapes with figures, animals.

Naples (Mus. di San Martino): Shepherds with Shepherdess and Flock

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active c. 1793.

Watercolourist, engraver (etching), collector.

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 February 1751, in Haina; died 26 June 1829, in Eutin.

Painter, engraver (etching), draughtsman, collector. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, historical portraits, genre scenes, animals, landscapes with figures.

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm was the pupil of his uncle, Johann Heinrich the Elder. He began his artistic career restoring paintings and copying old masters in the Hamburg studio of his relative, Johann Jacob Tischbein. In 1773, he travelled to Kassel to work as a portrait painter; in 1777, he visited Dresden and Berlin, where he painted the portrait of the Queen of Prussia. In 1779, he was sent to Rome as an envoy of the Hesse court. He also visited Switzerland, where he made a number of drawings for the cleric and writer Johann Kaspar Lavater, and in 1787 he accompanied Goethe on a journey to Naples, where he was appointed director of the city's academy of fine art. A close companion of the poet, he may have influenced Goethe's uncompromising classicism and dislike of Romantic painting. Tischbein was a protégé of Lord Hamilton: he painted the portrait of the celebrated Emma, Lady Hamilton, and engraved the English nobleman's collection of Greek vases. He escaped the French occupation of Naples, fleeing to Kassel and, later, to Hamburg. He is recorded in Eutin in 1808, where he painted portraits until the end of his life. Tischbein's celebrated portrait of the young Goethe (in Frankfurt) demonstrates his masterly draughtsmanship and artful use of discreet yet vibrant colour. The picture typifies the artist's particular brand of 'humane Classicism': a bright, joyful, perenially charming masterpiece by a leading member of the distinguished Tischbein family of painters....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Painter, collector.

In 1708, Hendrik Twent was a member of the guild of painters in Haarlem.

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Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 18 February 1767; died 31 May 1846, in Stockholm.

Painter, collector.

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1730; died 1816, in Jutfaas.

Painter, engraver, collector. Portraits, street scenes.

Jacobus Versteegh's works and collections were sold on 27 June 1796.

Brussels

Utrecht

London, 21 July 1972: Street Scene, Gns 4,800

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 1684, in London; died 24 July 1756, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin/mezzotint), reproductions engraver, writer, collector.

George Vertue occupies an important place in the history of English engraving. He came from a poor Catholic family and served an early apprenticeship as a printer before formally studying engraving under Michel van der Gucht. By ...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 5 December 1774, in Amsterdam; died 23 July 1844, near Haarlem.

Draughtsman, collector.

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 24 September 1717; died 2 March 1797, in London.

Draughtsman, collector, writer.

Horace or Horacion Walpole was a pupil of Bernard Lens.