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Artaud, Antoine Marie François  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 17 April 1767, in Avignon; died 27 March 1838, in Orange.

Archaeologist, painter.

A student of Gonichon at the École de Dessin de Lyon, Artaud worked as a fabric designer before becoming an archaeologist. He is best-known for his work on the antiques and mosaics discovered in Lyons, and for organising the town's museum, becoming its first curator ...


Bassano, Alessandro  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Paduac.1550.

Painter, architect, archaeologist.

Alessandro Bassano supplied drawings for the decoration of the Sala dei Giganti of the old town hall in Padua; the actual decoration was done by Campagnola and other Italian artists.

Paris, 25 Nov 1925...


Borcht, Hendrik van der, the Elder  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1583, in Brussels; died 1660, in Frankfurt am Main.

Painter, engraver, archaeologist.

Frankenthal School.

Hendrik van der Borcht the Elder left his native country with his parents in 1586, because of war, and went to Germany, where he was the pupil of Gillis von Valkenburg. According to other biographers, he was the pupil of the elderly Martin von Valkenburg, in Frankfurt. Later he went to Italy, where he devoted himself to archaeology. He lived until 1627 in Frankenthal, and thereafter in Frankfurt am Main. He had also been to England. The engravings for which he is remembered include: ...


Cardonnel, Adam de  

British, 19th century, male.

Active in Edinburgh.

Died 1820, in Cramlington.

Engraver, archaeologist.

Adam de Cardonnel produced 20 plates for Numismata Scotiae, published in Edinburgh in 1786, and one plate for Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland (London 1788-1793).


Chauvigné, Auguste-Alexandre  

French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1855, in Tours; died 1929, in Tours.

Potter, writer, archaeologist.

School of Tours.

Auguste-Alexandre Chauvigné trained with his father Auguste-François, and worked in the same studio. A journalist, novelist, playwright, historian and archeologist, he was a member of the Académie Française and of the Académie d'Agriculture. In ...


Didron, Adolphe Napoléon, the Elder  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 13 March 1806, in Hautvillers; died 13 November 1867, in Paris.

Archaeologist, glass painter.

Adolphe Napoléon Didron the Elder exhibited at the 1852 Salon. He was best known as the founding editor of Archaeological Annals ( Annales Archéologiques).


Dubois de Montperreux, Frédéric  

Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 28 May 1798, in Môtiers; died 7 May 1850, in Peseux.

Draughtsman, archaeologist.

This scholar is the author of an interesting work entitled: Journey around the Caucasus which he illustrated with views of the region, monuments and indigenous objects as well as other illustrations. He lived in Russia and Switzerland where he enjoyed a well-deserved reputation....


Duchalais, Ursin Jean Baptiste Adolphe  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 11 January 1815, in Beaugency; died 20 August 1854, in Mer (Loir-et-Cher).

Draughtsman, archaeologist.

Ursin Duchalais was the senior employee of the medallions section of the Bibliothèque Impériale.


Dusommerard, Edmond  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 27 April 1817, in Paris; died 5 February 1885, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, archaeologist.

In 1841 Edmond Dusommerard exhibited at the Louvre in Paris a View of the Square and Church at Foligno, a View of the Grand Canal in Venice...


Englefield, Henry Charles (Sir)  

British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1752; died 21 March 1822, in London.

Painter, archaeologist.

Sir Henry Charles Englefield exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy in 1787, 1788 and 1789.


Fagan, Robert  

Irish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1745, in Cork, 5 March 1761 according to some sources; died 26 August 1816, in Rome.

Painter, archaeologist. Portraits.

Robert Fagan entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1781. He left for Rome via Paris in 1783. Of his work, little other than portraits is known, for example ...


Fauvel, Louis François Sébastien  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 September 1753, in Clermont-en-Beauvaisis; died 12 March 1838, in Smyrna.

Draughtsman, painter, engraver, archaeologist.

Fauvel is known to have produced an engraving in colour, as well as The Philosopher after Janinet and a Portrait of the Poet Delille...


Gillieron, Émile  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 26 October 1851, in Villeneuve.

Draughtsman, painter, archaeologist.

Gillieron studied drawing and composition at the Gewerbeschule (Trades College) in Basel, Switzerland, then at the fine arts academy in Munich before coming to Paris to complete his studies. He was appointed as drawing and composition tutor to the children of the Greek royal family. Gillieron is remembered in particular for his important work in reconstituting some the treasures excavated from Mycenae and the celebrated 16th or early 15th century BC gold cups from the tholos tomb near Vapheio (Laconia) in Greece....


Gough, Richard  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 21 October 1735, in London; died 20 February 1809, in London.

Engraver (etching), draughtsman, archaeologist.

Richard Gough drew and engraved etchings during his frequent archaeological journeys.

Oxford (Bodleian Library): sketches, artist's legacy


Grimaldi, Jacopo  

Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1560, in Bologna; died 7 January 1623, in Rome.

Priest, archaeologist, draughtsman.

Appointed notary to the Pope and archivist of St Peter's in 1581, Jacopo Grimaldi wrote documents that have never been published in which he described the restoration, destruction or relocation of the art works of Christian Rome. These writings were decorated with pen drawings that were mainly his own work. The first document is dated ...


Guardabassi, Mariano  

Italian, 19th century, male.

Born in Perugia; died 1880.

Painter, copyist, archaeologist. Historical subjects, religious subjects.

Mariano Guardabassi was a pupil of Silvestro Valeri at the Accademia in Perugia and of Cornelius in Rome, in whose studio he painted the Death of Moses that is now with his ...


Hammann, Hermann Johann Martin  

Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 26 December 1807, in Hanau (Hesse); died 11 October 1875, in Geneva.

Draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist.

Hermann Hammann wrote and illustrated Memories of a Journey in Switzerland, Geneva 1860, Artistic and Archaeological Portfolio of Switzerland, Geneva 1846, as well as other books. He also illustrated various publications, including ...


Inghirami, Francesco  

Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1772, in Volterra; died 17 May 1846, in La Badia di Fiesole.

Draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist. Architectural views.

Florence (Uffizi): View of the Royal Villa in Careggi (drawing)


Jorand, Jean Baptiste Joseph  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 1788, in Paris; died April 1850, in Eu (Seine-Maritime).

Painter, lithographer, archaeologist.

Jean Baptiste Joseph Jorand was a pupil of Fragonard the Younger, Baron Gros and Pillement. His genre subjects were exhibited at the Salon from 1810 to 1849.

Rouen (MBA): ...


Langlois, Eustache Hyacinthe  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 3 August 1777, in Pont-de-l'Arche; died 29 September 1837, in Rouen.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist. Landscapes.

Eustache Langlois studied under Laumonnier and David. He was imprisoned during the Revolution and it was the patronage of Dupont de l'Eure that secured his freedom. Later when he was conscripted into the military he managed to obtain permission to leave thanks to the intervention of Joséphine Bonaparte. He settled in Rouen, was appointed as a teacher at the town's École des Beaux-Arts and had a strong influence over the artists in that region. He used his considerable talent as a watercolour artist to produce paintings of the beautiful artistic features and archeological sites of the ancient capital of Normandy. He himself published and illustrated ...