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Portuguese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1767, in Oporto.

Engraver (line-engraving). Portraits, natural history, costume studies.

After completing his studies at the academy in Oporto in 1793, Aguilar moved to London to perfect his skills in the studio of Thomas Milton, an engraver of landscapes. On his return to Portugal in ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 17 May 1754, in Lyons; died 24 October 1843, in Lyons.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman, miniaturist. Portraits, still-lifes (flowers/fruit), costume studies. Designs for fabrics.

Berjon was the son of a butcher and grew up in the Vaise suburb of Lyons. He initially worked with his father; then, it is thought, he gave this up to study medicine, before learning to draw with the sculptor Perrache in Lyons. Eventually he became a designer at a silk manufacturer in Lyons, and began to paint. He often travelled to Paris on business, where he got to know several painters and became friends with the portrait artist Augustin. As a result of the destruction of the silk factory during the siege of Lyons, Berjon moved to Paris, where he lived in abject poverty for many years. He eventually returned to Lyons and went to work for an embroidery manufacturer and, in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1717; died 1814.

Decorative designer, draughtsman. Stage costumes.

He started working for the Paris Opéra in 1748 and became the official costume designer for court festivals, entertainments and ceremonies in 1764.

Paris, 10 Nov 1988: Shepherdess Costume for an Opera...

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British, 18th century, female.

Painter. Costume studies.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born May 1743, in Auxerre; died 17 March 1804, in Stockholm.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash), engraver (etching), caricaturist, decorative artist, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, military subjects, church interiors, architectural interiors, landscapes with figures, landscapes, urban views, harbour scenes, architectural views, costume studies...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1773, in Caen; died after 1824.

Engraver (burin), illustrator, reproductions engraver. Genre scenes, costume studies.

George Gatine belongs to the category of minor artists whose efforts focused on the role of the 'painter of manners' and the absurdities of their era. Gatine drew or engraved costumes and genre scenes. He was one of the iconographers of the dandies and the whims of fashion. He is interesting from a documentary viewpoint and his works are highly sought after....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1697, in Paris; died 5 October 1778, in Paris.

Engraver (etching/burin), watercolourist (?). Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, scenes with figures, rustic scenes, costumes.

According to Mariette, François Joullain was a pupil of Gillot, which seems all the more likely since the numerous reproductions he executed after this master marvellously preserve Gillot's style. He may also have received advice from Laurent Cars. Joullain engraved after Watteau: ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active in Middelburg at the end of the 18th century.

Engraver, jeweller.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active from 1760 to 1820.

Engravers (aquatint), print dealers. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, hunting scenes, costume studies.

Little is known about these two engravers, Charles François Gabriel Levachez father and son, who worked in aquatint and colour, and whose works are difficult to distinguish. Printers of line-engravings and print dealers, they were astute merchants, in tune with the tastes of their time, and skilled in choosing what subjects to offer to the public. Their works still command very high prices and the following deserve particular mention: ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 27 January 1755, in Abbeville; died 6 April 1827, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching), illustrator. Landscapes, costume studies. Vignettes.

Louis Morel d'Arleux studied under Doyen and Vien. He painted views of Italy and engraved illustrations for books, ornaments and costume designs....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born at the beginning of the 18th century, in Strasbourg.

Engraver, medallist, gem cutter.

Jean Muller was active in Paris in 1752 and was also known as a gem cutter.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 July 1745, in Misy-Fault-Yonne (Seine-et-Marne); died 23 February 1830, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink/wash/red chalk), engraver (etching). Historical subjects, mythological subjects, battles, portraits, genre scenes, village scenes, landscapes, architectural views, costume studies.

Norblin de la Gourdaine studied in Dresden with Casanova and gained the Grand Prix at the academy in Dresden in 1771. In 1772 he travelled to Warsaw on the invitation of General Adam Czartoryski, where he founded the academy for painting. King Stanislas-Augustus made him painter to the royal court, ennobled him and gave him responsibility for major works, including the painting of the ...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active in Zeelandc.1789.

Engraver. Portraits, costume studies.

Amsterdam (Rijksprentenkabinet): six plates of popular costumes; Portrait of Von Erlach; Portrait of Von Steiger, Mayor of Bern

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1767, in Chambéry (Savoy); died 1855, of cholera.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, engraver, lithographer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, costume studies.

Jean-Baptiste Peytavin interrupted his artistic studies in Chambéry to go to Turin to study law. When he returned to Chambéry he became a prosecutor but found time to resume his painting, studying with P.-A. Hennequin and Louis David at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Through David he was introduced to the Tuileries where he gave lessons in painting to members of Napoleon's entourage. He showed work at the Salon between ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died October 1769.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), jeweller. Ornaments.

Pouget was a pupil of Jean Denis Lempereur II. He was also a jeweller.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna in 1796.

Painter, draughtsman. Costume studies.

Ramponi produced studies of costumes.

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 23 July 1749, in Horw; died 28 May 1826, in Lucerne.

Painter, draughtsman. Historical subjects, portraits, hunting scenes, costume studies. Murals, frescoes.

A pupil of W. Wyrsch, Joseph Reinhart travelled to Rome to study at the academy of St Luke. In ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1735, in Boston (Massachusetts); died 10 May 1818, in Boston.

Engraver (burin), jeweller, goldsmith.

Paul Revere learned the art of gold and silversmithing from his father. He also studied copper plate engraving and produced illustrations for books and magazines. He distinguished himself in the American War of Independence, and is remembered for an engraved plaque he made on this subject after Henry Pelham....

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Irish, 18th century, male.

Miniaturist, jeweller.

Robert Wogan exhibited in Dublin from 1768 to 1775.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 9 January 1679, in Venice; died 1740, in Dresden (?).

Painter, engraver (burin/etching), decorative designer. Religious subjects, historical subjects, costume studies.

Andrea Zucchi was a brilliant scene painter and went to Dresden in this capacity in 1736. He made engravings of religious and historical subjects after the best painters in Venice, and designed costumes....