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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Engraver (stone), sculptor.

In 1705, participated in open competition for a commission to build a viaduct, but was chiefly known for his decorative work. He was responsible for the Malvezzi coats of arms at S Petronio in Bologna....

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Mark Jones

(b Bordeaux, Nov 4, 1761; d Paris, Dec 10, 1822).

French medallist, engraver and illustrator. He was first apprenticed to the medallist André Lavau (d 1808) and then attended the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in Bordeaux. In 1786 he travelled to Paris and entered the workshop of Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. His first great success was a large, realistic and highly detailed medal representing the Fall of the Bastille (1789); because it would have been difficult and risky to strike, he produced it in the form of single-sided lead impressions or clichés, coloured to resemble bronze. The following year he used this novel technique again, to produce an equally successful companion piece illustrating the Arrival of Louis XVI in Paris. Andrieu lay low during the latter part of the French Revolution, engraving vignettes and illustrating an edition of Virgil by Firmin Didot (1764–1836). He reappeared in 1800, with medals of the Passage of the Great St Bernard...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1763, in Bordeaux; died 1822, in Paris.

Sculptor, engraver.

Jean-Bertrand Andrieu entered the École de l'Académie Royale on 21 August 1788 under the patronage of Julien, and was still attending there in 1791. He is mentioned by M. Herluison on the occasion of his son's baptism, ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Romec.1775.

Painter, engraver (burin), sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Antonelli's work includes Halt During the Flight into Egypt (after Maratti), Christ on the Mount of Olives (Correggio), a Madonna and Child (Trevisani), and copies of various statues from the basilica of St Peter's....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Engraver.

Pieter Arkes was the son of the sculptor Jan Arkes. His name appears in records as a wood engraver and burgess of Amsterdam on 20 April 1752.

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 1 September 1692, in Tegernsee; died 29 April 1750, in Mannheim.

Sculptor, stucco artist, engraver.

Brother of Cosmas Asam. After serving his apprenticeship with Anton Faistenberger in Munich, he spent some time in Rome where he came under the influence of Bernini, and where he made a special study of the work of Pietro da Cortona and Domenico Zampierir. He frequently worked with his brother Cosmas Damian, who was active in the Northern Palatinate and was responsible for much of the decoration in churches and monasteries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including Freistadt, Metten, Amberg, Gunching, Aldersbach, Munich, Innsbruck, Einsiedeln, Freising, Straubing, Pffafenhofen and Regensburg. Egid Quirin Asam also took on some solo commissions, notably the decoration of the monastery church of Rohr, near Abensberg. In ...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659, in Lyons; died 14 March 1740, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter.

Gabriel was a member of the Audran family, which produced many famous engravers, but little else is known of him. He is known to have worked in Paris, but no record of his work survives....

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1762, in Crotenay (Jura); died 23 February 1842, in Salins (Jura).

Painter, sculptor (wood), engraver.

Auvernois is believed to have been self-trained. However, he was one of Joseph Perraud's teachers, according to Max Claudet's The Early Years of Jean-Joseph Perraud...