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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Carpi.

Born 1682; died 1767.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, copyist. Religious subjects.

A skilled copyist who provided templates for two engravings on the theme of the Descent from the Cross by Giuseppe Benedetti of Bologna and Pietro da Belluno.


British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 November 1757, in London, United Kingdom; died 12 August 1827, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

William Blake was the son of a draper. He showed a strong artistic tendency from an early age and, at the age of 10, started to study drawing at Henry Par’s Academy in the Strand. He learnt engraving under Ryland and was then apprenticed to James Basire. During his seven years with Basire (1772–1779), Blake was made to copy the sculptures of Westminster Abbey and of London’s old churches, thus stimulating his fascination with Gothic art. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy in 1779, where he made friends with Barry, Fuseli, Mortimer, Flaxman, and Stodhart. While there, his studies concentrated on Michelangelo....


French, 18th century, male.

Born 29 September 1703, in Paris; died 30 May 1770, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman (including red chalk/ink/wash), illustrator, engraver, lithographer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, rustic scenes, genre scenes, interiors with figures, animals, landscapes with figures, landscapes...


Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1750, in Rome; died 1799, in Rome.

Painter, engraver, copyist. Mythological subjects, religious subjects.

A pupil of Domenico Corvi, Cades was chiefly known for his engravings after Raphael, Michelangelo, Zampieri and Leonardo da Vinci.

Milan (Ambrosiana)

Oporto (New Mus.): The Vestal's Oath...


Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1748, in Salamanca (Castilla y León); died 1814, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Antonio Carnicero was a pupil at the academy of fine arts in Madrid, and after a period in Rome became painter at the court of King Charles I in ...


German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 16 October 1726, in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); died 7 February 1801, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, miniaturist, enameller, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Of Polish origin, he went to Berlin in 1743. Originally a painter of enamels, he then, after studying under Christian Bernhard Rode, gained a name for himself through the publication of the Berlin academy almanac, for which he executed a series of plates illustrating the main scenes of the ...


Bohemian School, 18th century, male.

Active in Praguec.1700.

Engraver. Religious subjects. Frontispieces.

P.J. Franck engraved images of saints, and several frontispieces.


Spanish, 18th century, male.

Born 1759, in Valencia; died after 1802, in Mexico.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits.

Rafael Gimeno studied at the fine arts academy in Valencia and then at the fine art academies in Madrid and Rome; he later became a teacher at the Valencia academy and then director of the fine arts academy in Mexico City....


Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 20 October 1670, in Middelburg; died 4 January 1731, in Amsterdam.

Draughtsman (ink/wash), engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects.

Jan Goeree was a pupil of Gerard de Lairesse in Amsterdam. The son of an antique dealer, he is recorded as working at the town hall in Amsterdam in ...