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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1757, in Niort (Deux-Sèvres); died 1828.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

His religious and mythological scenes and his portraits sometimes have a lyric quality reminiscent of Delacroix. He is also known for his Schemes for a New System for Promotion of the Arts...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Haro; died 1843.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Brother of Esteban Agreda, he became a member of the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid in 1827. The church in the Spanish town of Haro has three statues of saints sculpted by this artist. From ...

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Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 May 1753; died 15 May 1814, in St Petersburg.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

In 1762 this artist was admitted as a pupil to the St Petersburg academy, which he attended until 1772. A trip to Italy followed, funded by the Russian government. In Bologna, where he attended the academy, he copied a large number of works and was influenced mainly by Guercino. He visited Rome in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 3 March 1765, in Rimini; died 24 January 1836.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

Son of Odoardo Alberi, he studied at an early age under Corvi at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome. He moved to London in ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, female.

Born 14 November 1767, in Hamburg; died 1810, in Münster.

Painter. Religious subjects.

The daughter of a pastor, she became a Catholic convert and nun at Münster. Her paintings were mostly Madonnas. Goethe mentions her and admired her talent.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Born c. 1760; died after 1828.

Painter. Religious subjects. Miniatures.

Reference was made in 1828 to a Madonna painted by Giuseppe de Albertis.

Milan, 28 May 1992: Holy Family (oil on canvas, 46¾ × 36¾ ins/119 × 93.5 cm) ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1779, in Charleston (South Carolina); died 1843, in Cambridge (Massachusetts).

Painter. Biblical subjects, literary subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Washington Allston was intended for a career in one of the professions and studied classics at Harvard. However, his Romantic artistic tastes took him over and he was deeply moved by Schiller and by Fuseli's illustrations to Boydell's ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 23 April 1768, in Priego; died 26 December 1827, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Educated in Granada and Cordova, Álvarez Cubero carved figures for the church of the Carthusian Monastery of El Paular near Madrid as early as ...

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Spanish (?), 18th – 19th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Alzibar was active in Mexico from 1751 until 1806. He was among the first to teach at the Real Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City and was a member of a circle of artists that formed around Miguel Cabrera....

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Belgian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 2 September 1757, in Tessenderlo; died 1845, in Meerhout.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Jan Antoon Ambroos came to Antwerp around 1815; he exhibited a number of genre paintings and New Testament subjects there in 1834, and in Liège in ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1757, in Scotland; died 27 May 1837.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Battles, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, harbour scenes.

William Anderson produced, in the main, modest crayon compositions which are pleasant on the eye and are distinguished by their use of light and shade. He also painted, almost exclusively river views and seascapes, but his work also includes an ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 October 1760, in San Giusto (Abruzzi); died 22 June 1853, in Naples.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

Costanzo Angelini came to Rome to study under Marco Caprinozzi. His work is modelled on the painters of the Renaissance and antique statues. He was invited to Naples to work for Britain's envoy to the Court of Naples, Sir William Hamilton, and was subsequently appointed to teach drawing and composition at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples. He gave private tuition to a number of pupils, including his own son, Tito. He painted a number of impressive portraits, among them ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1734, in Pescia; died 16 February 1816.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Ansaldi's church paintings include a Martyrdom of Two Saints in the church of S Vitale in Pistoia. He also painted a portrait of the composer Vincenzo Righini (...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1764, in Liège; died 1840, in Paris.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Antoine Ansiaux studied under Vincent and soon became well known as a painter of historical scenes. He decorated several churches and painted portraits. His works include: ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1770 or 1773, in Alicante; died 1838, in Madrid.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, battles, portraits.

After studying at the academies of fine arts in Valencia and Madrid, Aparicio travelled to Paris in 1799 to train with David, supported by a bursary from the Spanish court. The register of the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris shows his enrollment on 9 Vendemiaire, year VIII (...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Milan; died 8 November 1817, in Milan.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Studied under Carlo Maria de Giudici and was counselled by the Florentine painter Giuliano Traballesi to whom he acted as an assistant. He worked in Milan, Florence, Rome, Naples and, in 1801, in Paris. When the French arrived in Italy, Bonaparte chose him to assist the painter Gros in the selection of artistic works destined to be housed in the Louvre. Napoleon also commissioned him to paint his portrait and was so satisfied with the results that, in 1805, he appointed Appiani as the official painter of the imperial court when he became Emperor Napoleon I. Following Napoleon's removal from power, Andrea Appiani lost his imperial sinecure; worse, a stroke in 1815 obliged him to sell his personal art collection. He lived a hand-to-mouth existence until 1817, when he died of a further stroke. Appiani was a Chevalier of the Order of the Iron Cross....

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 September 1738, in Dordrecht; died 22 April 1805, in Dordrecht.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, landscapes with figures.

Jan Arends was the son of a surgeon and brother of the poet Rœlof. He was a pupil of Ponse. The artist spent a number of years in Amsterdam before moving to Middelburg and finally to Dordrecht, where he spent the final years of his life. Arends enjoyed an equal reputation as a painter and an engraver and was noted for his skill in perspective. A number of drawings by him were engraved by H. Immink and others; he also made etchings of various views of the province of Zeeland (...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in London.

Painter, copyist. Religious subjects, portraits. Miniatures.

An artist by this name figures in the catalogues of the Royal Academy between 1792 and 1829. He is credited with numerous portraits and copies, including Cain and Abel and Jesus and Mary Magdalene...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1769, in Lucca; died 1830, in Czarny-Ostrow, Poland.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Matteo Baccelli worked predominantly in Poland, producing mainly church paintings and portraits, the most important of which are housed in the parish church of Czarny-Ostrow. His Portrait of Thaddeus Czacki...