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German, 17th century, male.

Born in Dresden.

Painter, engraver.

Trained from 1611 to 1622 under a goldsmith, but then went over to painting. He did a portrait of Johann Zechendorf, rector and professor in Zwickau, which he engraved from the painting. This work shows him to have been uncommonly gifted....


French, 17th century, male.

Goldsmith, painter (including enamel).

Barier worked in the second half of the 17th century in Laval and Paris. He is mentioned by Mariette in his Abecedario.


Matilde Amaturo

(b Mantua, Sept 23, 1690; d Mantua, Aug 18, 1769).

Italian painter. He was the son of the goldsmith Giovanni Bazzani and trained in the studio of Giovanni Canti (1653–1715). Giuseppe was a refined and cultivated artist (Tellini Perina, 1988) and as a young man profited from the rich collections of art in Mantua, studying the works of Andrea Mantegna, Giulio Romano, 16th-century Venetian painters, especially Paolo Veronese, and Flemish artists, above all Rubens. His earliest works, for example the Assumption (Milan, priv. col., see Caroli, pl. 20), reveal an affinity with contemporary Venetian painters such as Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Federico Bencovich and Andrea Celesti, but Bazzani rapidly absorbed the influence of Antonio Balestra, Domenico Fetti and most of all Rubens and Veronese. The inspiration of the last two artists is apparent in a number of works that may be dated in the 1720s and early 1730s. These include the Miracles of Pius V, the Conversion of a Heretic...


Swiss, 17th century, male.

Active in Zurich at the end of the 17th century.

Engraver, draughtsman, goldsmith.

There is mention of four portraits by Johann Heinrich Bodmer.


French, 17th century, male.

Born 5 January 1618, in Blois; died after 1683, probably in Paris, in 1692 according to the Larousse Dictionary.

Painter, miniaturist, goldsmith. Flowers.

Pierre Chartier, who established himself as an artist in Paris in 1651, was an excellent flower painter. E. Molinier attributes a plaque in a Dresden museum to him....


Swiss, 17th century, male.

Born 26 July 1636, in Lucerne.

Goldsmith, painter.

Dr Carl Brun believes that this goldsmith is one and the same person as a Lucerne painter by the name of Benedikt Claus, who lived in Vienna from 1684 to 1688, where he gave lessons to the painter Kupetzky....


Elisa Acanfora

(b Florence, Aug 10, 1583; d Florence, March 3, 1643).

Italian painter, draughtsman and architect. He was the son of Maria Margherita Chiosi, a Florentine woman, and Regolo Coccapani, a nobleman of Carpi who worked as a goldsmith on the Ponte Vecchio, Florence. Sigismondo studied under the architect Bernardo Buontalenti and studied painting with Lodovico Cigoli, with whom he collaborated on the fresco decoration (c.1610–12) in the dome of the Pauline Chapel in S Maria Maggiore in Rome. His first known independent work is the frescoed lunette in the cloister of the convent of S Marco, Florence, depicting St Antonino Taking Money away from Two False Mendicants (1613). Between 1615 and 1617 he received payments for the painting of Michelangelo Crowned by the Arts on the ceiling of the Galleria in the Casa Buonarroti; in the same years he painted the Adoration of the Magi, initialled and dated 1617 (Signa, S Maria in Castello). Other initialled and dated paintings include ...


Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1635, in Antwerp; died c. 1699, in England.

Painter, goldsmith.

William Deryke had a daughter, Catharina, who was a painter.


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Died 1640, in London.

Painter, sculptor, medallist. Portraits.

Abraham van der Doort began his career in the service of Emperor Rudolph II in Prague. He then went to England where, on 21 April 1625, he was employed by King Charles I as Guardian of the Royal Collections and Master of the Royal Mint. On the recommendation of the King, he married Louyse Cole in ...


Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Faenza.

Died 1709.

Engraver, goldsmith, painter. Architectural views.

The son of Giovanni Fantaguzzi, Savino Fantaguzzi II painted decorations for churches and palazzi in several towns in Italy, including Faenza and Florence. He subsequently had figures added to his work by painters such as the French artist C. de Bock and G. Neri of Bologna. He collaborated with de Bock on a ceiling fresco entitled ...