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Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 October 1865, in Brussels; died 1959.

Painter, decorative designer, sculptor, architect. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, seascapes.

Dierickx was a pupil of Jean Portaels and Joseph Stallaert. In 1887 he won the Godecharle Prize, which enabled him to travel in Italy. He regularly participated in the activities of the ...


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1833, in Milan; died 11 May 1907, in Milan.

Painter, watercolourist. Landscapes, architectural views, church interiors. Stage sets, theatre decoration.

In 1867 Carlo Ferrario decorated La Scala in Milan, and also designed stage sets there, particularly for the works of Verdi. From ...


John Sweetman and A. R. Gardner

[Hindoo, Indo-Saracenic]

Term used specifically in the 19th century to describe a Western style based on the architecture and decorative arts of the Muslim inhabitants (the Moors) of north-west Africa and (between 8th and 15th centuries) of southern Spain; it is often used imprecisely to include Arab and Indian influences. A similar revivalist style prevalent specifically in Spain around the same time is known as the Mudéjar revival. Although their rule in Spain finally ended in 1492, the Moors remained indispensably part of the European vision of the East. (See also Orientalism.)

In the Renaissance moreschi were bandlike patterns allied to grotesques. The Swiss Johann Heinrich Müntz, who visited Spain in 1748 and drew unspecified Moorish buildings, designed a Moorish garden building (1750; London, RIBA) that may have formed the basis for the Alhambra (destr.), one of a series of exotic buildings designed by William Chambers after 1758 for the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, near London. Further early interest was shown by the painter ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 1839, in Obergünzburg.

Sculptor, architect. Religious furnishings (altars).

He was a pupil of Sickinger and Zibland in Munich.


German, 19th century, male.

Born 31 March 1798, in Munich; died 4 December 1876, in Munich.

Painter, decorative designer. Genre scenes, architectural views, church interiors, portraits, landscapes, urban landscapes. Murals.

He trained at the academy in Munich with Mathieu Klotz and was later an honorary member of the Munich academy. He initially painted for the theatre. He also spent six years in Italy. The success he had with his decorative paintings for the palace of Hohenschwangau encouraged him to devote himself exclusively to this genre of painting from ...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 August 1778, in Munich; died 2 April 1815, in Munich.

Painter, engraver (burin), architect. Architectural views, landscapes, ruins. Church decoration, theatre decoration.

Angelo Quaglio was the elder son and student of Giuseppe Quaglio and brother of Domenico Quaglio the younger. He painted pictures for Cologne Cathedral and decorations for the theatre at the court in Munich. He engraved landscapes and views of Italian ruins....