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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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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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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Active in Büren towards the middle of the 19th century.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Noted works by Amberg include Christ on the Mount of Olives and a Crucifix carved in wood.

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Swiss, 19th century, female.

Painter, sculptor. Historical subjects, religious subjects, landscapes. Busts.

Salesia was the daughter of sculptor Franz Sales Amlehn and exhibited under the pseudonym L. Thibault. In 1884, she exhibited two marble busts of children.

Worthy of mention among her works are the altar at Schenken showing ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 12 June 1868, in Lyons.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Victor Arlin, the son of landscape painter Joanny Arlin, enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons in 1884, where he worked with the sculptor Dufraine; subsequently, he studied at the Beaux-Arts in Paris under Jean-Paul Laurens, Benjamin-Constant and Albert Maignan. He made his debut at the Salon des Artistes Français in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 18 June 1828, in London; died 4 December 1905.

Sculptor, engraver, metal worker, draughtsman. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Busts.

Henry Armstead studied at the Royal Academy in London and became a member of the Academy in 1875. He exhibited a large number of busts and reliefs ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Sculptor, painter. Religious subjects. Groups.

Sebastion Arnald was the son of George Arnald and studied at the Royal Academy. He exhibited numerous busts and biblical scenes between 1823 and 1846. In 1831, his sculpture group Massacre of the Innocents was awarded a gold medal....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born January 1851, in Paris; died 1938.

Painter, sculptor, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Orientalism.

Albert Aublet was a pupil of Claudius Jacquand and Gérôme. Very early on, he was drawn to the East, first visiting Constantinople (now Istanbul) in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 November 1848, in Damvillers (Meuse); died 10 December 1884, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, sculptor, draughtsman, engraver. History painting, religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, still-lifes.

From early childhood, Bastien-Lepage showed a taste and aptitude for drawing. He was the son of a prosperous farmer who taught and encouraged him. He continued to draw while attending school in Verdun, where the professor of drawing and composition, Fouquet, was impressed by his talent. On leaving school, however, he bowed to his family's wishes and entered the postal service (1867) rather than pursuing a career as an artist. It was soon apparent to him that he could not be both a civil servant and a painter. He promptly left his job with the postal service and started to paint full time. He was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Cabanel. He made his Salon debut in 1870 with ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 1801, in Barcelona; died 20 November 1858, in Sarrià.

Painter, sculptor (wood). Religious subjects, portraits.

After studying in Madrid Batlle y Mir attended various schools in Paris, Rome and Florence in order to perfect his artistic knowledge. He was appointed professor at the academy of fine art on his return to Barcelona. He was responsible for excellent copies of works by Raphael and Titian. Works attributed to him are: ...