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Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 15 August 1666, in Sursee; died 1740.

Painter, glass painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes. Glass painting.

He was the most distinguished member of his family, and examples of his work - generally subjects taken from history or the Old Testament - are not uncommon. He also painted genre scenes....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 1702, in Groningen; died 1750.

Painter, glass painter, decorative artist. Figure compositions, portraits.

Johannes Antiquus studied glass painting with Gerard van der Veen and worked for a number of years in this field. He then placed himself under the direction of Jan Abel Wassenbergh, a distinguished painter of historical portraits, remaining with him for several years. Thereafter, Antiquus went to France, where he worked mainly as a portrait painter; however, his urge to visit Italy cut short his time in Paris. In Italy, he stayed mainly in Florence, where he was employed by the grand dukes of Tuscany for six years. His principal work was an important composition depicting the fall of the race of giants. When he returned to Holland he was very warmly received. The Prince of Orange commissioned him to decorate Het Loo Palace, for which he produced a large work showing ...

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(b in or near Kufstein, Tyrol, ?June 16, 1712; d Augsburg, before Sept 7, 1761).

German draughtsman and painter. Kilian, his earliest biographer, stated that after training as a blacksmith with his father, he learnt the art of glass painting in Salzburg. Following travels through Austria, Hungary and Italy, Baumgartner was authorized in late 1733 to live in Augsburg, on condition that he only worked as a glass painter.

Only a few examples of Baumgartner’s own glass paintings have survived; however, he must have meanwhile worked intensively on drawings for copperplate engraving. There are hundreds of these drawings; they were made with extreme care, often on tinted paper and often on a very large scale, for publishers in Augsburg such as Klauber, Engelbrecht and Kilian. Designs in oil on canvas for engravings, such as Moses Ordering the Killing of the Midianite Women (1760; Augsburg, Schaezlerpal.), were a particular speciality of Baumgartner. By far the largest series numerically is for a calendar of saints, the ...

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Active in Switzerlandc.1735.

Painter, glassmaker.

Burgi was a member of the Guild of St Luke in Fribourg around 1735.

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Painter, draughtsman. Armorials, designs for stained glass.

Willem III van Cleve was active in Rotterdam.

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Matthias Frehner

(b Brugg, bapt Jan 17, 1645; d Berne, Oct 10, 1736).

Swiss painter. The son of the painter Hans Jakob Dünz II (b 1603; fl 1633) and grandson of the glass painter Jakob Dünz I (1580–1649), he settled in Berne in 1661. Dünz produced numerous portraits of the city’s patricians and mayors, and his group portraits of the Berne Library Committee (1696–7; Berne, Burgerbib.), although harking back to Dutch guild paintings of the early 17th century, are of high quality. In his early years Dünz also produced topographical views for the painter Albrecht Kauw (1621–81) and drawings for the Bernisches Aemter-, Regiments- und Geschlechterbuch (Berne, 1701) by Viktor von Erlach. As a hobby he executed flower and fruit paintings, such as those representing the four seasons in his Still-life series (1710; Berne, Kstmus.).

R. von Effinger: ‘Leben des Malers Johannes Dünz von Bern’, Neujahrsblatt der Kunstgesellschaft Zürich [cont. as Neujbl. Zürch. Kstlergesellschaft]...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1769, in Nuremberg; died 18 January 1847, in Munich.

Painter (including porcelain), glass painter.

Michael Frank worked for the Bavarian court and the Prince of Wallenstein. His works include the stained glass windows of Ratisbonne Cathedral.

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1716, in Dordrecht; died 1772.

Painter, glass painter, engraver. Portraits.

G.H. Hoolarn created stained glass windows after drawings by A. van Ostade and other Dutch masters.

Rennes: Landscape

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French, 18th century, male.

Active from 1742 to 1786.

Painter. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, portraits. Glass painting.

A glass painter of the name of P. Jouffroy exhibited in London from 1765 to 1767 at the Free Society and the Society of Artists, and this may be the same artist as Pierre Jouffroy of Pontarlier. He worked about ...

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Christiaan Schuckman

(fl after Alkmaar, 1698; d Alkmaar, June 18, 1730).

Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher. Possibly the son of the glass painter Claes Pietersz. van der Meulen (1642–93), he was already drawing and making watercolours, as can be seen from works dated 1698/9 now in Rotterdam (Mus. Boymans–van Beuningen) and Amsterdam (Rijksmus.), before joining the Alkmaar painters’ guild in 1700. About then he designed and etched a series of 16 prints, published by Petrus Schenck (1660–1713) in Amsterdam under the title Navigiorum aedificatio. This title only partly covers the scope of the images: besides the building of a ship, from the laying of the keel to the heeling over, the illustrations show how a ship is fitted out and launched, how it sustains damage during a sea battle, how it is driven ashore and the final sadness of being towed to a breaker’s yard. The series is unique, although a similar plan underlies a series of 17 prints etched by ...