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Danish, 17th century, male.

Active in Copenhagen.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

Alversen collaborated on the decoration of the old royal library in Copenhagen, finished in 1673.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1628, in Eu (Seine-Maritime); died 18 June 1708, in Paris.

Painter, decorative designer, architect. Ornaments.

Guillaume Anguier, a brother of the well-known sculptors Michel and François, was one of the artists employed on Colbert's orders in the Gobelins factory. He was granted the title of 'king's painter' and worked on the decoration of the great staircase at the Louvre and of the châteaux of St-Germain-en-Laye and Versailles. He was also an architect....

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Swedish, 17th century, male.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

Hans Anders Anthony carried out the decoration of Jakobsdal castle for Count de la Gardie in 1664. He worked in stucco.

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Sophie Page

Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both general concepts of celestial influence, and the technical art of making predictions with horoscopes, symbolic maps of the heavens at particular moments and places constructed from astronomical information. The scientific foundations of the art were developed in ancient Greece, largely lost in early medieval Europe and recovered by the Latin West from Arabic sources in the 12th and 13th centuries. Late medieval astrological images were successfully Christianized and were adapted to particular contexts, acquired local meanings and changed over time....

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born in Gordejuela (Vizcaya, Basque Country); died 1621, in Valladolid.

Architect, sculptor, cabinet maker.

Basoco is cited from 1597 to 1621. He worked on the choir stalls of St Francis' church in Aranzazu (Guipúzcoa). In 1621 he took on the work of the high altar in St Michael's church in Fuente Ampudia, but had to interrupt this project due to illness, handing over to Pedro Martínez de Colina, who completed it....

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Italian stuccoist, sculptor, painter and costume designer, active in France and England. He worked in France as a painter (1515–22), probably under Jean Perréal and Jean Bourdichon, then in Mantua, possibly under Giulio Romano, possibly calling himself ‘da Milano’. By 1532 he was at ...

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Swedish, 17th century, male.

Active in Sweden between 1638 and 1666.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

Two of Heinrich Blume's relatives, the sculptors Christian and Gerth Blume, are documented as working in the same period.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1580; died 1636, in Paris.

Sculptor, cabinet maker.

Pierre Boulle lived at the Louvre and was a turner and carpenter of ebony cabinets for the king. His sons Jacques (born 1618) and Paul (born 1621) were also cabinet-makers....

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Darius Sikorski

Italian stuccoist and sculptor. He enjoyed extensive patronage from the court of Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, for whom he modelled fireplaces and entire ceilings representing allegories of princely prerogative and aristocratic supremacy. This practice, unusual in Italy (where stucco was generally a decorative adjunct to fresco), may be partly explained by the fact that Guidobaldo did not retain a permanent court painter....

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Spanish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Granada (1587-1615), then in Seville (1615-1630).

Born to a family originally from Almodovar del Campo.

Sculptor, cabinet maker.

Miguel Cano was the father of Alonso Cano.