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Flemish School, 19th century, male.

Born 28 January 1828, in Louvain; died 19 April 1881, in Louvain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

In his work, Michel Abelloos sought to return to the tradition of the early masters. He executed the high altar of the church of St Basil in Bruges after drawings by Baron Jean Béthune. He was also responsible for the impressive high altar of St-Cruces near Bruges. Other examples of his work can be found in Belgium, the north of France and England....

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born in Louvain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, busts.

Jean François Abeloos was a pupil of Karel Geerts. In 1855 he was made professor at the academy of arts in Louvain, replacing his former teacher. He produced a large number of sculptures, examples of which can be found in churches in Belgium. At the Brussels exhibition of ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Haro; died 1843.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Brother of Esteban Agreda, he became a member of the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid in 1827. The church in the Spanish town of Haro has three statues of saints sculpted by this artist. From ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active in Spain.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Cloostermans, Agullo became a member of the academy of arts in Valencia in 1828, and was appointed director of the department of sculpture. He sculpted works for the eastern Spanish towns of Potries, Orihuela and Almoradí....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Active during the first half of the 19th century.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Aindi de Forlì made the altar and two high choir walls for the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin of Juaca in the Cathedral of Forlì. Adapted from the plans of the architects Luigi Mirri and Gaetano Stegan, these works in marble were remarkable in terms of skill....

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Lebanese, 19th century, male.

Painter. Religious subjects, portraits.

Little is known of this painter, other than that he was also a sculptor and physician reputed to have been taught painting by an Italian Orientalist painter who lived north of Beirut during the final two decades of the 19th century. Ibraim Al-Georr produced portraits of leading personalities of his day in a style that was meticulously detailed, but somehow hesitant to the point of being almost naive....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1825, in Orléans; died 1865, in Orléans.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Allélit was professor of modelling at the École de Dessin in Orléans from 1855 to 1865.

Orléans: Seated St Paul (drawing)

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 2 February 1805, in Paris; died 22 August 1830, in Burgos (Castilla y León).

Sculptor, painter. Religious subjects. Groups, statues.

José Álvarez y Bougel was the son of the sculptor José Álvarez y Cubero and brother of the architect Anibal Álvarez. From an early age, he emerged as a worthy successor to his father who had acquired his masterly skills in Paris under Ingres' guidance. On his return to Spain, the younger Álvarez produced some major works showing promise of a brilliant future. They include ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 23 April 1768, in Priego; died 26 December 1827, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Educated in Granada and Cordova, Álvarez Cubero carved figures for the church of the Carthusian Monastery of El Paular near Madrid as early as ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Active in Valladolid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Calixto Álvarez was also a teacher of sculpture. As both sculptor and supervisor of works, he was involved in the construction and decoration of the new altarpiece at the church of the brotherhood of Jesus the Nazarene in Valladolid....