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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 25 January 1708, in Lucca; died 4 February 1787, in Rome.

Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Worked initially as a goldsmith, like his father before him, then studied miniaturist techniques under Conca. The works of antiquity and of Raphael were a major source of inspiration. He exhibited at the 1783 Salon de la Correspondance with a painting of the death of Mark Anthony. An artist of the same name also participated in the 1778 Society of Artists Exhibition in London....

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 23 January 1720; died 8 December 1782.

Painter, goldsmith. Church interiors.

He was dean of the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp from 1758 to 1775.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1664, in Florence; died 1742.

Sculptor, metal worker. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Busts, statues.

Florentine School.

Giuseppe Piamontini was the father and teacher of Giovanni Battista Piamontini. Giuseppe was himself a pupil of G.B. Foggini and Ercole Ferrata. Two of his allegorical statues may be seen in Florence: ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 12 November 1661, in Nona; died 1725, in Nona.

Sculptor, medallist. Religious subjects.

Piccini was a pupil of P. Rames. He was active in Milan, Bergamo and Nova, producing mainly medals, crucifixes and statuettes.

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British, 18th century, male.

Born 3 November 1685, in London; died 10 June 1742, in Vienna.

Painter, sculptor, medallist, engraver. Religious subjects.

Francois Roëttiers was official court painter to Maximilian II of Bavaria. He travelled with the Prince Elector to Munich and then to Vienna, where he was made principal of the fine arts academy in ...