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Marion Hagenmann-Bischoff

[Franciscus]

(b Brussels, c. ?1570–80).

Flemish goldsmith, draughtsman, sculptor, copper engraver and embosser, active in Germany . As a skilled goldsmith from Brussels, he is documented at Augsburg between 1598 and 1604, and from 1603 as a tax-paying citizen; before this he was probably living in Friedberg nearby. After he is recorded as paying taxes three years in advance, traces of Aspruck fade away in 1604. Since he was not accepted as a master craftsman by the Augsburg goldsmiths’ trade, he worked with them as a ‘free artist’. His skills included draughtsmanship, modelling and casting as well as copper engraving, which he also taught to goldsmith apprentices and journeymen. Aspruck’s drawings from 1597 to 1601 show an individual style influenced by Hendrick Goltzius and Bartholomäus Spranger, for example Venus and Amor (1598; Hamburg, Ksthalle). He also sketched for other engravers, as is known, first of all, from the surviving publishing production of the Antwerp engraver Dominicus Custos in Augsburg. In ...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born c. 1645; died 11 January 1729, in Paris.

Engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features.

Brother of Bérain the Elder. He made a number of drawings for gold- and silversmiths, and for arms and monograms. He is listed as engraver to the King in ...

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Antonio Manno

[Giovannantonio]

(b San Gimignano, 1533; d Naples, 1609).

Italian sculptor, architect, draughtsman, antiquarian, engineer and decorator. He began his career as a goldsmith and engraver. He arrived in Rome in 1548 and the next year entered the workshop of the sculptor and architect Raffaele da Montelupo, where he worked mostly on wall decorations for mausoleums. Around this time he carved a statue of Hope for the tomb of Giulio del Vecchio in SS Apostoli, Rome. Between 1552 and 1564 he was in close contact with Michelangelo, and he may have participated with Guglielmo della Porta in the reconstruction of S Silvestro al Quirinale, Rome. Della Porta and Dosio associated with the artistic circle around the Carafa family, for whom they may have planned a chapel. In 1561 Dosio was working as a sculptor and stuccoist for the patrician Torquato de’ Conti. Other sculptural work in Rome includes a funerary monument with posthumous portrait bust for the poet Annibal Caro...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Faenza.

Died 1709.

Engraver, goldsmith, painter. Architectural views.

The son of Giovanni Fantaguzzi, Savino Fantaguzzi II painted decorations for churches and palazzi in several towns in Italy, including Faenza and Florence. He subsequently had figures added to his work by painters such as the French artist C. de Bock and G. Neri of Bologna. He collaborated with de Bock on a ceiling fresco entitled ...

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Thomas Kliemann

(b Flachslanden, Franconia, 1603; d Durlach, nr Karlsruhe, 1663).

German wax-modeller, medallist, engraver and engineer. From 1615 he lived in Nuremberg. He first trained with the wood-carver and modeller Georg Vest the younger (1586–1638) and the sculptor Leonard Kern. Around 1626–7 he trained as architect and engineer in Mergentheim under Johann Caspar von Stadion (1556–1641). He then became an engineer in the service of Bernhard, Herzog von Saxe-Weimar. In 1639 Pfründt travelled to Strasbourg, in 1642 to Lyon and between 1642/3 and 1645 to Paris, where he worked with Jean Warin. Around 1646/9 he was back in Nuremberg, where he remained until 1658, apart from visits (c. 1652/3) to the Imperial Diet at Regensburg. In Nuremberg he was involved in the construction of a triumphal arch for the Holy Roman Emperor Leopold I (1658; engraving by Peter Paul Troschel, Nuremberg, Ger. Nmus.), on which he collaborated with Georg Schweigger and ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1650, in Venice; died 13 April 1736, in Verona.

Painter, medallist, engraver (etching), architect. Architectural views.

A pupil of Cavaliere Pietro Liberi, Domenico Rosetti was a talented painter of perspectives and architectural views. He is better known, however, as an engraver. The elector palatine summoned him to Düsseldorf to engrave a series of prints from Gérard de Lairesse's ...

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Christiaan Schuckman

(b Amsterdam, c. 1674; d Amsterdam, bur Feb 6, 1772).

Dutch painter, etcher, mezzotint engraver, draughtsman, instrument maker, modeller, goldsmith, shipbuilder and writer. According to Nagler, Silo worked as a master shipbuilder and sea captain until he was 30, but by c. 1694 or shortly after he had learnt how to paint from Theodor van Pee (c. 1668/9–1746). In 1697 Silo was in Amsterdam giving Peter the Great instruction in the drawing of ships; notes made by the Tsar at the time have survived, and Peter the Great owned several of his tutor’s paintings. Silo’s pictures are all of marine subjects, for example the Admiral at Sea (Amsterdam, Hist. Mus.) and Calm Sea with Shipping (Rotterdam, Mar. Mus.). The effects of a cold winter can be seen in the View of the Frozen IJ with Whalers, as Seen from the Blaue Hoofd (1720; Amsterdam, Hist. Mus.). Apart from this one dated work, there is little evidence for a chronological catalogue of Silo’s oeuvre. On most of the more than 20 known etchings, Silo is mentioned both as the designer and etcher; none is dated, and all, like his paintings, drawings and watercolours are of marine subjects. He worked out his images in rough hatching using a fine etching needle. The quality of impressions differs markedly. From the series of ...