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British, 20th century, female.

Born 30 August 1911, in Norwood (London); died 1991, in Hampstead (London).

Painter, illustrator, muralist, lithographer, collector. Still-lifes, figures, landscapes, nature.

East London Group, London Group.

Phyllis Bray was the daughter of William de Bray, attaché to the mother of the Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Her first husband was the painter John Cooper, and her second was Eric Phillips. She studied on a scholarship at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, where her tutor was Henry Tonks. She was a leading figure in the formation of the ...

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Flemish School, 19th century, male.

Born 13 September 1814, in Sept-Fontaines, near Luxembourg; died 19 February 1853, in Ghent.

Engraver, collector.

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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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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1822; died 9 November 1881, in the château at Cangé, near Tours.

Painter, art collector.

He painted several watercolour portraits and landscapes, but was known principally for his valuable art collection.

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1931, in Eatonton (Georgia).

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), collage artist, print artist, sculptor, collector, art historian. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, figure compositions, scenes with figures, landscapes. Designs for stained glass.

David C. Driskell earned a BFA at Howard University in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 30 June 1798, in Edinburgh; died 15 May 1869, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, writer, collector. Botanical subjects, insects.

Alexander Dyce was an amateur sketcher and painter. His watercolours and drawings were chiefly of flowers and butterflies.

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

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Painter, art dealer, collector. Landscapes.

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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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Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Painter, collector.

Ferreris, who lived in Leiden, was a pupil of Antonio Moro and of Peeter and Frans Pourbus. His collection of paintings included works by Hans Holbein, Lucas van Leyden, Cornelis van Haarlem and others.

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 5 May 1852, in Lully, near Morges; died 24 December 1922, in Morges.

Engraver (etching), collector. Urban landscapes, landscapes.

Alexis Forel was both an artist and a chemical engineer. After making a name for himself in science through his study of aniline paints, he moved to Paris and took up etching in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1853, in Paris; died 1903.

Engraver, collector.

Charles Gillot was the son of Firmin Gillot, inventor of the gillotage etching technique (whereby a waxy ink is rolled onto sidewalls of lines and dots to prevent lateral etching). Charles Gillot had an impressive collection of medieval and Japanese art, which fetched a large sum (827,000 francs) at posthumous auction on ...

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American, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born at the end of the 19th century, in the Rhineland.

Painter, collector.

Richard Goetz was a naturalised citizen of the USA who had lived in Paris for many years. It is very unlikely that he ever painted in America. His collection of work is small. He lived in Montparnasse well before ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 6 January 1799, in Duns Castle (Berwickshire), Scotland; died 1863.

Draughtsman, collector.

Robert Hay travelled to Egypt in 1924 as part of a customary 'grand tour' in keeping with family tradition. He was accompanied by the sculptor Joseph Bonomi who was charged with recording the sites visited during his travels. An accomplished draughtsman, Hay soon joined Bonomi in producing meticulous records of the tombs, temples, and principal monuments along the Nile. Before long, he rounded up a team of artists and architects to contribute to this accurate copy work while he turned his attention to recording panoramic landscape views. In ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1802, in Amorbach; died 7 September 1846, in Aschaffenburg.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, collector. Church decoration.

He studied a wide range of subjects in Munich. Among other things, he decorated the Catholic church in Nördlingen (Bavaria).

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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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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Active in Leiden or in Utrecht.

Painter, collector.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1798, in Paris; died 1869.

Painter, collector. Genre scenes, portraits.

Louis Lacaze was a great collector and donated some 600 works to the museums of France. He also painted some of his pictures in the classical style, however, the disastrous use of a bitumen paint caused irreparable cracks in the dark areas....