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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1836, in Naples; died 1868, in Florence.

Painter. Genre scenes, portraits, church interiors, architectural views, landscapes, seascapes.

Macchiaioli Group.

Giuseppe Abbati was one of the interesting figures of the new Italian School. He trained under his father Vincenzo Abatti, a Neapolitan painter. He then went to work at the school of fine arts in Venice. In ...


Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in the first half of the 19th century.

Born 1803, in Naples.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, church interiors, landscapes.

Vincenzo Abbati was working in Graz in 1843. There were reports that he then moved to Florence, Venice and then back to Naples....


Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 21 January 1797, in Ghent; died 23 February 1855, in Ghent.

Painter, watercolourist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes.

After studying with Pieter van Huffel at the academy in Ghent, Abeele went to Paris in 1819 and joined the studio of Baron Gros. In ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 February 1832, in Marseilles; died 1870, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, figures, portraits.

Abel studied under Bonnefond at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons and later under Léon Cogniet. He exhibited in Lyons in 1866 and Paris from 1857 to 1870...


Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 1800, near Valencia; died 1884.

Painter. Religious subjects, hunting scenes.

Abella became known in Valencia around 1845 for his hunting scenes and historical paintings.

Valencia: Christ


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....


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 ...


Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 1804, in Oudenaarde.

Painter. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, interiors with figures, landscapes.

After studying at the Oudenaarde academy, Charles Louis Acar went to Brussels to train under Odevaere at the Brussels Academy. By 1824 he had achieved a sufficient standard to be able to send some portraits to the Ghent exhibition. In ...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 February 1864, in Collobrières (Var); died 8 October 1923, in Collobrières.

Painter, watercolourist. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, nudes, portraits, landscapes with figures, seascapes.

Joseph Acosta came from a family of modest means and it was only because of a municipal bursary that he was able to take up studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris ...


Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...