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German, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1798, in Augsburg; died 29 January 1848.

Lithographer, print dealer.

Engravings by him include Portrait of a Lady and Pope Pius VIII.


German, 19th century, male.

Active in Brunswick (Lower Saxony), from 1812 to 1848.

Engraver (etching), lithographer, print dealer.


French, 19th century, male.

Born 2 March 1788, in Paris; died 17 January 1841, in Paris.

Engraver, print dealer, geographer.

Son of Antoince François Tardieu l'Estrapade and pupil of his uncle Pierre Alexandre Tardieu. Ambroise Tardieu worked as a cartographic engraver on behalf of the naval and port installation administrations, and was also a dealer in engravings, maps and books. He produced numerous portraits and published a collection of 800 likenesses of contemporary celebrities (...


Malcolm Gee

(b St-Denis, Réunion, c. 1867; d Paris, Feb 19, 1939)

French art dealer and publisher. He was the most notable contemporary art dealer of his generation in France, as well as an innovative publisher of prints and illustrated books. Brought up in Réunion, he arrived in Paris c. 1890 as a law student and soon started buying and selling prints and drawings for his own pleasure. After a period working at L’Union Artistique for Alphonse Dumas, an established dealer, he set up on his own and in 1894 opened a small gallery near the Opéra on the Rue Laffitte, then the centre of the Paris art trade.

Vollard made his first major impact as a dealer in 1895 when he organized Cézanne’s first one-man exhibition. Over the next ten years he built up, at relatively low cost, a large stock of paintings by Cézanne, which eventually provided him with enormous profits. Concurrently he acquired work by van Gogh, Gauguin, Bonnard, ...