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Italian, 18th century, female.

Active in London.

Engraver (mezzotint).

The sister of Venetian artist Jacopo Amigoni, she is known to have painted Beautiful Auretti, the portrait of a dancer.

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German, 18th century, male.

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

Engraver.

His work includes a portrait of the dancer Barberini and a number of geographical maps.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1749, in Versailles; died 1825, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman (wash), engraver, decorative artist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, historical portraits, hunting scenes, interiors with figures, gardens. Stage costumes and sets, furniture, designs for fabrics, frontispieces.

Dugourc's father, who was in the service of the Duke of Orléans, had a considerable fortune. Dugourc was permitted to attend the lessons taken by the Duke of Chartres (the future Philippe-Égalité), and at the age 15 left for Rome, attached to the embassy of the Count of Cani. From his infancy, he had shown an aptitude for drawing, perspective and architecture. However, the death of his mother, followed shortly after by the loss of his father's fortune, changed his life. From being an amateur, Dugourc became a professional artist, and executed paintings, sculptures and engravings. In a work published in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 24 March 1727, in Neudonchel; died 1780 or 1781, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, musician.

Marie Dominique Joseph Engramelle belonged to the Community of the Petits-Augustins of Queen Marguerite. He was also an engineer. He exhibited in the Salon de la Correspondence in ...

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Danish, 18th century, male.

Active in Copenhagen.

Died 1 December 1763, in Copenhagen.

Painter, engraver (etching), musician.

Jacob Fosie was a pupil of the Copenhagen painter Hendrik Krock. Upon finishing his studies in Italy he became a drawing master at the junior school. He produced watercolours of landscapes, fruit and flowers, among which were copies of works by Wouwerman and other Dutch artists. As an etcher Fosie published a collection of his landscapes in ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 28 June 1674, in Rome; died 5 March 1755, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, musician, scholar. Religious subjects, portraits.

Pierleone Ghezzi was the son and pupil of Giuseppe Ghezzi. He was commissioned by Pope Benedict XIV, together with L. Garzi, F. Trevisani and B. Luti, to paint, among other things, a series of ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 1724, in Magdeburg; died 1779, in Berlin.

Engraver.

The works of Christian Benjamin Glassbach include portraits of the dancers Barberina, Cochois and Denis, of Frederick the Great, the doctor J. F. Henckel and the naturalist Linnaeus. He also engraved illustrations of various types including vignettes....

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Christiaan Schuckman

(b Amsterdam, April 2, 1711; d Amsterdam, December 18, 1779).

Dutch etcher, publisher, painter, actor-manager. He worked as an actor in Amsterdam between 1732 and 1745 and from 1753 to 1772, and in Rotterdam between 1773 and 1776. Judging from the comments of contemporary critics, he was best known for his recitations on the stage, sometimes shouted. He received his training as an etcher from Adolf van der Laan (c. 1684/90–after 1740), while Jacob de Wit taught him to paint. Later Punt himself gave lessons to Reinier Vinkeles and others. In 1765 he was a member of the Amsterdam Guild of St Luke. His engravings, which date from 1732 to 1779, cover a wide range of subjects and reproduce mainly the work of contemporaries (the exception being his prints of Rubens’s paintings for the Jesuit church in Antwerp; the drawings for these prints were by Jacob de Wit). Punt’s work includes figures, portraits and frontispieces as well as genre, historical and topographical subjects....

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Maria Cristina Bandera Viani

(b Florence, Nov 2, 1727; d Milan, Nov 14, 1812).

Italian painter and engraver. He trained in Florence with Agostino Veracini (1689–1762) and Francesco Conti (1681–1760), and studied architecture and stage design under Antonio Galli-Bibiena. His earliest known painting is a fresco of 1758: Heavenly Father in Glory in the Dominican church in Livorno. He enriched his art by the study of Correggio’s works in Parma, and also those of Bolognese painters, making engravings (1764–7) after paintings by Guido Reni, Agostino Carracci, Annibale Carracci, Guercino and others. These were praised in 1765 by Pierre-Jean Mariette and were later collected in an album entitled Venticinque quadri ai maestri eccellenti incisi da Giuliano Traballesi (Milan, 1796).

In 1764 he won a competition at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Parma with the painting Furius Camillus Liberating Rome from the Gallic Senones, a work that is deeply influenced by the Bolognese tradition and by the Roman classicism of Nicolas Poussin. The success of this painting won Traballesi major commissions in his native Tuscany, where the transition from Rococo to Neo-classicism had been encouraged by the reforms initiated by Leopoldo II Habsburg-Lorraine when he became Grand Duke of Tuscany in ...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 10 June 1767, in Amsterdam; died 8 April 1824, in Nijmegen.

Painter, engraver (burin), musician, writer.

Derk van de Wart studied under J. Kuyper. He painted portraits, landscapes and miniatures.