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Arrowsmith, Charles  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 1798, in Paris.

Painter, picture dealer. Panoramas.

Charles Arrowsmith studied with Daguerre and painted dioramas alongside him. He exhibited in Paris in 1827, in Douai in 1829, and at the Royal Academy in London in 1830. He was responsible for promoting English watercolourists and introducing them and also Constable to a broader public in France....


Aubry, Georges  

French, 20th century, male.

Born in Gentilly.

Painter. Landscapes, urban landscapes, flowers.

Georges Aubry exhibited at the Salon d'Automne between 1920 and 1938. He was also an art dealer.

Detroit: Hut in the Sunshine (1923)

Paris, 27 March 1944...


Aubry, Jean Philippe  

German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurtc.1670.


Related to Abraham and Pierre Aubry. He engraved large numbers of plates for booksellers and for his own business (he was a dealer in engravings).


Aubry, Pierre  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 1610, in Strasbourg; died 1686, in Strasbourg.

Engraver. Portraits and landscapes.

Pierre Aubry established himself as a print dealer in Strasbourg, France, and engraved (using a burin) a large number of portraits of well-known people. He engraved a Portrait of Johannes Otto Tabor Aged 50...


Augur, Hezekiah  

American, 19th century, male.

Born 21 February 1791, in New Haven (Connecticut); died 1858, in New Haven.


Originally an art dealer, Hezekiah Augur did not start sculpting until after a bankruptcy. His work was noted and appreciated from the start and among his works is a bust of Washington. He was a honorary member of the Academy of Fine Arts in New York....


Avery, Samuel Putnam  

American, 19th century, male.

Born 17 March 1822, in New York; died 11 August 1904, in New York.


When he became a publisher and art dealer in 1865, Samuel Putnam Avery completely gave up wood-engraving and confined himself to burin engraving.


Bacci, Torello  

Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Livorno (Tuscany).

Died after 1873.

Sculptor, art dealer.

Torello Bacci produced the monument to his father at the Santa Croce convent in Florence and the statue of Pier Capponi in a portico at the Uffizi Gallery.


Ban, Gerbrand or Gerbrandt  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active in Amsterdamc.1652.

Born 1613, in Haarlem.


On 26 July 1640, Ban married Willemyntje Boelen in Amsterdam and became an art dealer. There are two identical seated portraits by him of a young man; one is dated 1650 and is in Amsterdam and the other is dated 1652 and is in a private collection in Haarlem. The Duke of Leicester in Carton, Ireland, also had a portrait of a man by Ban dated 1649....


Barrow, Joseph Charles  

British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1804, in London.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman. Architectural views, landscapes.

Joseph Barrow was an antique dealer working in London where he exhibited numerous landscapes and architectural views at the Royal Academy from 1789 to 1802 and in 1790 and 1791...


Bartoli, Francesco  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1675, in Rome; died c. 1730.

Engraver (burin), art dealer. Religious subjects, architectural views.

Worked initially under the tutelage of his father, Pietro Santo Bartoli. It is probable that this is the same artist as F. Bartoli who produced coloured drawings based on religious works in St Peter's in Rome on behalf of the English art collector John Talman. The volume containing these engraved illustrations has been in the British Museum in London since ...


Basan, Pierre François  

French, 18th century, male.

Born 23 October 1723, in Paris; died 12 June 1797.

Engraver (burin/etching), print dealer.

Basan had Jean Dauillé and Étienne Fessard as masters. He engraved a large number of prints and specialised in publishing engravings. He employed a succession of artists in his house and, with their assistance, published a considerable number of pieces (more than 550 between 1761 and 1799), which are in general purely commercial productions. In 1770, he published the statesman Choiseul's art collection, and then Poullain's in 1781. He also published magnificently illustrated books, including Ovid's ...


Basset, André  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris during the second half of the 18th century.

Engraver, art dealer.


Basset, Antoine  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died before 17 August 1775.

Engraver, print dealer.

Antoine Basset is known to have executed a Return from Egypt after Rubens.


Bleuler, Johann Heinrich, the Younger  

Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 1787, in Switzerland; died 1857.

Painter (gouache), engraver. Landscapes.

Johann Heinrich Bleuler the Younger was the son of the engraver and gouache painter, Johann Heinrich Bleuler. He was an art dealer and painted Views of the Harz Mountains mentioned around ...


Bodenehr, Gabriel, the Elder  

Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1664 or 1673, in Augsburg; died 1758 or 1766, in Augsburg.

Draughtsman, engraver, picture dealer. Historical subjects, figures, landscapes.

Gabriel Bodenehr the Elder painted historical figures and views, some of which were collected under the title: The Glory and Might of Europe...


Bosman, Ary  

Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active in Leiden in 1710.


Ary Bosman was also a dealer in objets d'art.


Capronica, Cesare  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century.

Engraver, print dealer.

Known for his Adam and Eve in the Earthly Paradise.


Carpi, Jacob da  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Born 1685, in Verona; died 1755, in Verona.

Painter, art dealer.


Cavaceppi, Bartolomeo  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1716, in Rome; died 1799, in Rome.


Pupil of Monnot. He was an antique dealer and devoted most of his time to restoration work. He was friendly with Winckelmann and worked a great deal for Cardinal Albani. His (relatively few) works are mostly Baroque in style. Best known for his ...


Charpentier, Étienne  

French, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1705; died after 1764.

Engraver, print dealer. Anatomical subjects.

Étienne Charpentier was a pupil of Jean Joseph Bâlechou. His business was in the Rue St-Jacques in Paris. In 1762 he was working on Didier's Anatomical Works ( Tableaux anatomiques...