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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1717; died 1814.

Decorative designer, draughtsman. Stage costumes.

He started working for the Paris Opéra in 1748 and became the official costume designer for court festivals, entertainments and ceremonies in 1764.

Paris, 10 Nov 1988: Shepherdess Costume for an Opera...

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Russian, 18th century, male.

Painter, decorative artist. Stage sets (?).

Nikifor Ezhevsky is known for works in the apartments of Empress Catherine the Great in the Winter Palace, in the Moscow Court Theatre and in Grand Palace at Pavlovsk.

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Born 20 September 1751, in Prague; died 4 April 1806, in Vienna.

Painter, watercolourist. Mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views. Wall decorations, stage sets.

Josef was probably the son of the sculptor Ignaz Platzer. He was taught by F. Wolf and had Prince Kaunitz as his patron. In Vienna, he was commissioned by Josef II to decorate the Imperial Theatre. During this demanding undertaking he painted landscapes (mostly moonlit scenes), genre paintings and stage sets. On the arrival of Leopold II, he was appointed court painter, and in ...

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Polish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1732 (1730 ?), in Warsaw; died 23 August 1817, in Warsaw.

Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Historical subjects, portraits. Church decoration, murals, stage sets.

Jan Plersch studied in Augsburg with Goetz and then went to Vienna where he worked at the academy of fine arts. Plersch is known for his portraits of Polish kings and he also decorated Lazienki Palace in Warsaw with pilasters and painted three of its ceilings. He is known for his painting of ...