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A. D.  

17th century, male.

Monogram of a draughtsman.

A monogram found on Indian ink drawings dated to 1633.

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15th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a painter.

Cited by Ris-Paquot.

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A. M.  

German, 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a draughtsman, engraver (wood).

The monogram A. M. is found on an engraving on wood of a View of the Town of Meissen.

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A. N.  

German, 17th century, male.

Monogram of a painter.

A.N. is thought to have worked in Leipzig. One of his works is dated 1600.

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A. R.  

Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Monogram of a painter. Portraits.

The painter known as A. R. was working in 1610. According to the catalogue, the monogram found on a work in the Hanover art gallery is rather unclear but is believed to be the initials A. R. and the date ...

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15th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a draughtsman, engraver (wood).

Monogram found on a three-plate chiaroscuro etching of Absalom's Death at the Hands of Joab.

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German painter and draughtsman, active also in Italy and Bohemia. One of the foremost painters of the circle gathered at the Prague court of Emperor Rudolf II (see Habsburg, House of family, §I, (10)), he synthesized Italian and Netherlandish influences in his portraits and erudite allegories....

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Dorigen Caldwell

Italian painter and draughtsman. He was one of the most important artists of the first Fontainebleau school, which was developed at the French court by Rosso Fiorentino and Francesco Primaticcio, and he introduced the Italian Mannerist landscape into France.

He was almost certainly trained by his father, ...

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Ann Sutherland Harris

Italian painter and mosaicist. He trained in the Roman studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino. He is principally known for executing fresco decorations in several chapels in Rome to designs by Bernini. Independent commissions, such as the frescoes depicting the Life of Charlemagne (1635–7; Rome, Vatican, Sala di Carlo Magno), reveal, however, that despite his collaboration with ...

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17th century, male.

Born 1639, in Antwerp.

Painter, engraver, architect.

Engravings by Hendrik Abbé have survived in Antwerp cathedral and the artist is also cited by Heinecken as responsible for the illustrations to Ovid's Metamorphoses as published by Barrier. He is further believed to have been responsible for a ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Rouen during the 17th century.

Painter, sculptor.

Pierre Abraham was one of the signatories of the statutes of the corporation of painters and sculptors of Rouen on 17 September 1631.

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Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam in 1648.

Painter.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born in the 17th century, in Amsterdam.

Painter.

Roelof Abrhamsz. purchased the right to exercise his profession on 26 January 1695.

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Abramo  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rimini.

Born 17th century, in Ticino (Switzerland).

Painter.

Marchesselli asserts that he was living in Rimini in 1650 and that he painted subjects for the Oratorio della Gomma and various works for the Bianchelli and Nanni palazzi.

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Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Born in Amsterdam.

Painter.

In 1701 Willem Abrams purchased the freedom of the city of Amsterdam, where he worked.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerp.

Painter.

This artist is mentioned in 1676 as an apprentice, and in 1688 as a master.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome from 1650 to 1690.

Painter, draughtsman.

Cited by Zani; believed to have drawn a representation of the goddess Minerva and a genie subsequently engraved by Barend van Baillin.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 1582, probably in Antwerp; died c. 1643, probably in Antwerp.

Painter.

Wauter Abts was admitted as a free master of the Guild of St Luke in 1604. Two years later he married Cornelia de Mellelo. He had numerous pupils, including Adrian de Bie. Others, whose reputations were less noteworthy, include Mathias Machielsen, Leonhard Coymans, Frederick van Gelder, Michael Giskeir, Alex Pourre, Egid van Haelbeeck, Philip Garibaldo and Cornelis Bocx....

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Swiss, 17th century, female.

Born 21 August 1588, in Schwyz; died 2 February 1669.

Painter.

A painting by this artist is preserved at the Capuchin church in Arth.

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Term applied to a drawn or painted representation of the human figure, most commonly made as part of the instruction in an academy or art school. Although the practice of making drawings from nude models had developed during the Renaissance and was commended by such theorists as Alberti, it was only with the foundation of academies of painting in the 17th century that such drawing became formalized as part of a rigorous programme of training. Indeed, by the mid-18th century, the word ‘académie’ was defined in Diderot’s ...