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British, 19th century, male.

Active in Londonc.1880.

Born 4 November 1826, in Paris; died 13 December 1906, in London.

Painter, poet, novelist, dramatist, musician. Landscapes.

Charles Hamilton Aidé is above all remembered as an accomplished dramatist and musician. He travelled extensively and made sketches on his travels. He submitted three canvases to the Grafton Gallery in ...

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Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in St Petersburg; died 1824, in St Petersburg.

Painter, watercolourist. Urban landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes. Stage sets (?).

The son of a retired soldier employed as a custodian at the fine arts academy in St Petersburg, Alekseev trained there ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Born 1879, in Beltsy; died 1973, in Stonington (Connecticut).

Painter (gouache), draughtsman. Scenes with figures. Stage costumes and sets.

Symbolism.

Boris Anisfeld studied at the academy of fine art in St Petersburg. He spent some time in the south of France working on the Spanish border around 1913 and exhibited at the Salon d’Automne, of which he became a member. He then returned to work in Petrograd, only to leave again in 1917. From 1918 to 1920, he took part in a touring exhibition in the United States: Brooklyn Museum in New York, Allbright Knox Museum in Buffalo, Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Art in St Louis and in San Francisco....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 19th century.

Engraver (burin).

Rocco d'Annibale is known to have engraved Giovanni Rossini after L. Liperini, and L. Demartini, Female Dancer in Milan after V. dal Favero.

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 18 December 1780, in Frankfurt am Main; died 25 January 1855.

Painter, musician.

Second son of Johann Daniel Bager, he studied with his father and specialised in miniatures. However, he was better known as a musician than as a painter....

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Russian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in France.

Born 10 May 1866, in St Petersburg; died 28 December 1924, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, nudes, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes. Stage sets, stage costumes, posters.

Symbolism, Art Nouveau.

Mir Iskusstva (World of Art) group...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1820, in Paris; died 18 October 1867, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman. Landscapes, urban views, scenes with figures. Stage costumes.

Hippolyte Ballue studied under Diaz and exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1842 and 1851, chiefly vividly coloured views of Paris, Sicily and Algeria, but also theatrical costumes....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 3 August 1827, in Paris; died 1879, in Paris.

Sculptor. Busts.

Studied under Rude and exhibited at the Salon from 1848 to 1868. Little is known of his work other than some busts, notably of performers at the Paris Opéra and the Opéra-Comique....

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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1875, in Verviers; died 1936, in Heusy.

Painter, draughtsman. Nudes, portraits, flowers. Posters, stage costumes and sets.

A student of Omer Ierickx at the academy of fine arts in Liège, he decorated the ceilings of the town hall in Louvain, produced sets and costumes for the stage and made posters....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1849, in Orléans; died 1930.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, writer, musician. Landscapes.

Paul Besnard, the son of a magistrate, followed his father's example and became an examining magistrate in Romorantin. Being interested in painting, he asked his neighbour Henri Chouppe to teach him how to paint watercolours. One year after he first sent work to the Salon de Paris in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1779, in Paris.

Painter, miniaturist, poet, musician.

Claude Jean Besselièvre was a pupil of Augustin and David. His paintings appeared regularly at the salon between 1802 and 1824. The portrait Charles V, King of France, with his Son was exhibited in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1860, in Lyons; died 3 March 1905, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Figures. Stage costumes.

Charles Bianchini began as a designer of costumes for revues and in 1893 was appointed artist to the Paris Opéra. He also produced costume designs for the Opéra-Comique and other companies, designs which were always right for the roles and for the physique of the actors involved....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 19th century, in Paris.

Sculptor.

At the Autumn salon of 1907, Henri Blanc exhibited a plaster statuette, Dancer. He was represented at the salon of the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1910.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 4 March 1813, in Châteauroux (Indre); died December 1866, in Paris.

Painter, musician, writer.

A pupil of Gros and Déveria and a friend of Daumier and Baudelaire, Joseph Ferdinand Boissard de Boisdenier exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1835 with a striking ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 February 1834, in Paris; died 30 January 1866, in Meudon (Hauts-de-Seine), committed suicide.

Painter, watercolourist, musician. Portraits, still-lifes, flowers.

Like his half-brother François Bonvin, Léon Bonvin was attracted early in life to artistic activities, both pictorial and musical, but because of his difficult financial situation he could only devote his leisure time to them. He attended Banchelier's drawing course in the Rue de l'École de Médecine, but in both painting and music he was essentially self-taught. However, need forced him to open a small restaurant at Plaisance that soon became a meeting place for artists of the region. Unfortunately, his affairs were in such a bad way that in January ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 5 April 1812, in Agen.

Painter.

A pupil of Gros, he was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris on 6th October 1831. He exhibited The Virgin and Child Jesus and Dancers and Spirits (stained glass window).

Paris, 14 March 1931...

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19th century, male.

Engraver.

Engraved a portrait of the Viennese dancer Th. Heberle from an original by D. Rossi.

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French, 19th century, female.

Painter, pastellist. Figures, portraits.

Chamerot-Viardot exhibited at the Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1892 (mostly portraits). Her works include a Portrait of the Dancer Zambelli (1897) and a pastel of a Japanese Woman (1896).

Pau, 23 Oct 1983...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1806, in Bordeaux.

Painter.

He was probably the son of Louis-Antoine Collas and exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1831. In 1833 he submitted Portrait of the Dancer Mlle Julia in the role of Ninka from the ballet Manon Lescaut...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 19 June 1797, in Cadenet; died 12 November 1869, in Avignon.

Painter, musician.

Charles David studied at the École d'Avignon. He joined the army as a musician in a regiment of the line. When he returned to civilian life, he worked as a painter specialising in miniatures....