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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 ...


Andrew Oddy, Sarah Staniforth, Jill Dunkerton, Myriam Serck-Dewaide, David Leigh, and Perry Smith

Terms for the preservation of the manmade material remains of the past. Conservation is an all-embracing term that includes the processes of cleaning, stabilization, repair and restoration. To many people, the words ‘conservation’ and ‘restoration’ are interchangeable, and this confusion is exacerbated by the fact that in French a conservateur is the equivalent of an English curator, and a restaurateur is most usually rendered in English by the title conservator. The English title of restorer is now little used within the museum profession but is widely employed in the antiques and antiquities trade to mean someone who ‘restores’ a painting or an object to make it more functional and/or saleable. Restoration is also in general use as a term to describe the repair and renovation of ancient buildings and historic monuments, but its meaning is not really so far removed from the limited use in the museum to mean a part of the whole process of conservation....


French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 September 1829, in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (Seine-et-Marne); died 1884, in Paris.

Painter. Landscapes.

As well as a framer, picture dealer and restorer, Latouche was also a painter, exhibiting at the Paris Salon from 1866 to 1882. He also took part in the first Impressionist exhibition at Nadar's gallery in ...


German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 October 1772, in Stauffen, near Freiburg; died 9 February 1844, in Florence.

Engraver (burin), art restorer, picture dealer.

Johann Metzger was a student at the academy in Munich, and later worked in Florence. He was a pupil of Morghen....


Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1542 (?), in Milan (?); died 4 October 1597, in Rome.

Sculptor, art restorer.

Giovanni Battista della Porta was the brother of Tomaso della Porta the Younger. He was an art dealer by profession, and worked as an artist primarily in Rome, on the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, and on Loretto Cathedral....


Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Born 1742; died 1803.

Painter, art restorer, art writer, art dealer.

Giovanni Maria Sasso advised British art collectors on Venetian art. Clients included John Strange, Richard Worsley and Abraham Hume. He was commissioned to compile a Venezia Pittrice...


Irish, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1794, in Wexford.

Painter, art restorer, picture dealer. Landscapes.

Bartholomew Watkins studied at the Royal Academy in Dublin and went on to live and work in the Irish capital until 1864; he also worked as a restorer and art dealer....


Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1746, in Leiden; died 1813, in Rotterdam.

Painter, art restorer, art dealer. Portraits.