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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Naplesc.1640.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

Neapolitan School.

Reputed as a skilful decorator and architectural painter, Acquarelli worked predominantly in church, palazzo and theatre decoration, frequently in co-operation with Scoppa.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1628, in Eu (Seine-Maritime); died 18 June 1708, in Paris.

Painter, decorative designer, architect. Ornaments.

Guillaume Anguier, a brother of the well-known sculptors Michel and François, was one of the artists employed on Colbert's orders in the Gobelins factory. He was granted the title of 'king's painter' and worked on the decoration of the great staircase at the Louvre and of the châteaux of St-Germain-en-Laye and Versailles. He was also an architect....

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 4 June 1640, in St-Mihiel (Meuse), in 1637 according to some sources, in 1639 according to others; died 24 January 1711, in Paris, in 1709 according to some sources.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer, designer of ornamental architectural features...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 25 September 1599, in Bissone (Ticino), Switzerland; died 2 August, 1667, in Rome.

Architect, stonemason, decorative designer, draughtsman.

Francesco Borromini initially trained as a mason in the Milan Cathedral workshop before moving in 1619 to Rome, where he worked as a stonemason and draughtsman with Carlo Maderno at St Peter’s and at Sant’Andrea della Valle. In ...

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Active in Milan.

Born to a family originally from San Pietro, near Mendrisio (Lugano, Ticino canton).

Painter, architect. Decorative schemes.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bologna during the first half of the 17th century.

Architect, painter. Decorative schemes.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

A relative of Antonio and Pierantonio Cerva; he is sometimes confused with the latter.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1600, of Bolognese origin; died c. 1670.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

A relative of Antonio Cerva, he was a pupil of Menghino del Brizio. He was active in Bologna, Venice and Treviso.

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1547, in Châlons-sur-Marne; died 1616, in Paris.

Engineer, draughtsman, engraver. Architectural views, topographical views.

Among Chatillon's works are a number of highly admired plates, including French Topography or representation of several cities, towns, châteaux, retreats, and restorations and remains of antiquities in the realm of France...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1621, in Florence; died 1698.

Painter, decorative designer. Perspectives, architectural views.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1606, in Nantes; died 25 May 1689, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer, architect, writer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, medallions.

Charles Erard was his father's pupil, and at the age of 18 followed him to Rome where he undertook his serious studies. On his return to Paris the king awarded him a bursary to go to Rome and complete his education, where they arrived on ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1590, in Utrecht.

Painter, decorative artist. Architectural views, perspectives.

After visiting Italy, he returned, via Switzerland, to his native city in 1615, and was admitted as a master of the Guild of St Luke. He presented a painting of a temple to the hospital of St-Job....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Communanza near Ascoli; died c. 1645, in Communanza.

Painter, architect, engineer, sculptor (wood). History painting.

Sebastiano Ghezzi was a pupil of Guercino and is remembered for a St Francis Receiving the Stigmata. Pope Urban VIII appointed him inspector of fortifications....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died 1644.

Painter, engraver, architect, engineer, poet. Stage sets.

Francesco Guitti worked for the city and for the duke. In 1638 he produced the plan for the decoration of the stage sets for the first Carnival, which he published with other plans, as engravings, under the title of ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1636, in Mechelen; died 1682, in Mechelen.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes, designs for tapestries (?).

Daniel Janssens was a pupil of Jac van Hornes and was a master artist in Mechelen in 1660. His pupils included Gillis Vermeulen in Antwerp in ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Died 1699, in Dresden.

Painter, decorative designer, architect. Stage sets.

Kletzel was an architect as well as a painter of stage sets, which he designed and executed, aided only by apprentices.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born in Bologna; died c. 1706, in Bologna.

Painter, decorative designer. Architectural views.

Monchi worked in Modena, Heidelberg and Vienna. He may have worked for the theatre.

Genoa (Oratorio della Morte): grisailles

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1536; died before 1611.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (copper/wood), decorative designer. Historical subjects.

The Lyons city fathers had frequent recourse to this artist/architect, who assumed responsibility for decorating the city prior to the formal visits of monarchs and leading dignitaries. Perissin is known to have been in Geneva in ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Died 1667.

Painter, decorative designer. Architectural views.

Bolognese School.

Ippolito Pisanelli was the son and pupil of Vincenzo Pisanelli. Ippolito subsquently studied with Canuti, and was active at the Farnese household.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1611, in Bologna; died 1680, in Bologna.

Painter, decorative designer. Architectural views, perspectives.

Francesco Quaini was a pupil and assistant of Agostino Mitelli. He acquired a reputation as a painter of views and architectural decorations. His works can be found in a number of public buildings in Bologna, including the painted decoration of the Sala Farnese in the Palazzo d'Accursio (the building incorporated within the Palazzo Comunale)....