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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 ...


Dutch, 18th century, male.

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

Draughtsman, engraver, collector.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.): ...


Dutch, 19th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Painter, art dealer, collector. Landscapes.


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....


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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).


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.


Dutch, 16th century, male.

Active in Leiden or in Utrecht.

Painter, collector.


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....


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....


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1620, in Rotterdam; died 31 August 1676, in Rotterdam.

Painter, architect, collector. Religious subjects, portraits.

Lois married Eva van Mismebeck on 31 August 1649. He was captain of the civil guard from 1652 to 1653, and in 1664 was made an alderman....


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active in The Hague.

Born c. 1648.

Painter, collector.

Michelet was a pupil of Cornelis Monincx.


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 ...