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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 28 September 1686, in Benediktbeuren (Bavaria); died 1739, in Weltenburg Convent.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer. Religious subjects.

Son of the painter Hans Georg Asam. After learning the basics of his art he moved to Rome where he studied for several years before being awarded the coveted Accademia di San Luca Prize in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

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

Enameller.

According to Herluison, Auspach was a witness at the marriage of the engraver Pierre Guillaume Alexandre Beljambe and Marie Thomas, who was his cousin.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1744, in Pistoia (Tuscany); died 22 October 1816, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, decorative designer.

Baldi studied drawing and painting initially under Francesco Beneforti in Pistoia, then travelled to Bologna, where he entered the workshop of the painter Mauro Tezi, with whom he subsequently collaborated as an assistant. He enjoyed the patronage of Count Massimiliano Gini. He excelled expecially at painting flowers. According to Zani, Valentino Baldi was also an engraver and sculptor....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born 1717, in Amsterdam; died 7 September 1780, in Amsterdam.

Maker of wall coverings, decorative designer, engraver. Theatre decoration.

Pieter Barbiers studied under his father Anthony Barbiers, who died in 1726. He began his career by painting fans. On 16 May 1737...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Potsdamc.1775.

Painter, decorative designer, engraver. Perspectives.

Baron engraved three views of Potsdam from his own drawings.

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Cologne from 1786 to 1800.

Painter, engraver.

Peter Beckenkamp was decorator to the court of Cologne and was the brother of Kaspar Benedikt Beckenkamp.

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Active in Lisbon.

Painter, decorative artist, engraver.

Berardi was employed to work on the decoration of a small theatre in Lisbon, which brought his work to wider public attention. He created highly praised decorations for the plays Titus, Olympiad, Alexander, and ...

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Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 15 January 1757, in Ramshäll; died 11 April 1844, in Stockholm.

Engraver (aquatint), miniaturist, enameller. Portraits.

Anton Berndes is thought to have been trained by Gustaf Lundberg and Hojer. He was in great demand as a portraitist, and was very successful in Sweden as an engraver of aquatints, a skill he learned in England in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Born 1749, in Ferrara; died 1823.

Painter, decorative designer, engraver, architect.

A pupil of Ghedini, Luigi Bertelli painted frescoes and an oil entitled Demon in the Flames for the Chiesa Nuova; he also made etchings for Arrivo...