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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Mechelen.

Born probably 1602.

Painter, illuminator.

Augustin van Avont travelled in Germany before finally settling in Brussels.


Russian, 17th century, male.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Avramov was employed in the state printing works in Moscow from 1668 to 1676. In 1649, he collaborated with Gregor Blagushin on the illustrations for two books for the Tsar on the life of the miracle-worker St Savva.


British, 17th century, male.

Born 1626, in Lincolnshire; died 1702, 11 August 1704 according to some sources.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, hunting scenes, animals, birds, landscapes with figures.

Francis Barlow initially painted portraits, like his master, William Shepherd. He soon went on, however, to devote his attentions to painting horses, dogs and birds from life and has been described as the first English sporting painter for works like ...


French, 17th century, male.

Born 1589, in Badonviller (Meuse); died 6 June 1639, in Badonviller.

Draughtsman, engraver. Ex-libris plates.

Barthol was a citizen of Geneva on 27 December 1631. He drew and engraved the ex-libris of the library of Geneva academy.


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1610; died 1653, at Hampton Court, near London.

Painter, copyist. Figures, historical portraits.

Jan van Belkamp spent most of his life in London, where he worked as a copyist at the royal collection.

Vienna, 17 March 1970: Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria of England...


German, 17th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher. Ornaments, decorative designs, frontispieces.

Paul Birckenhultz's engravings included ornamental plates, frontispieces and various works for silver- and goldsmiths. Mention should also be made of an engraving depicting The Four Elements.



French, 17th century, male.

Active in Annonay (Ardèche) in the middle of the 17th century.


The only known work by this artist is a painting entitled Still-life with Books, which was acquired by the Musée de Bourg in 1851. It was not shown or critiqued until the ...


Swiss, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1550, in Zaubern (Alsace); died 23 or 16 March 1624, in Basel.

Painter, draughtsman, copyist, art restorer. Portraits, genre scenes. Frescoes.

Basel School.

Hans Bock the Elder is thought to have begun his studies in Strasbourg, where he went to familiarise himself with the work of Flemish artists such as Jan van Orley, Arnold van Orley and Niklaus. He copied works of art in the Amerbach collection in Basel, and later worked as an assistant in the studio of Hans Hug Klauber, whom he was to succeed. For his admission to the Himmelzunft guild, he painted a composition showing a ...


Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1585; died 1642-1646, in Oslo, Norway.

Painter, illustrator, engraver (?). Portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Adam van Breen was married in The Hague in 1611, and became a member of the guild there in 1612. In 1617 he produced illustrations for the work ...


Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born in Haarlem; died 1681, buried 14 January in Haarlem.

Painter, engraver (wood).

Abraham Casteleyn belonged to the booksellers' guild in 1653. In 1656 he founded the newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse Courant. He also wrote poetry but, according to Thieme and Becker, he was only a printer....