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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor. Monuments.

Taught at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and was responsible chiefly for the restoration of ancient monuments and sculptures. He was known still to be alive in 1807. In 1780 he was commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia to sculpt the tomb of Raffael Mengs in St Peter's, Rome....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1820; died 1889.

Sculptor (wood).

Agostino Allegro's best works include his restoration of the stalls at the cathedral of Genoa and a wardrobe at the Royal Castle of Turin.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Records of the Bourbon court for 1791 list him as a 'marbler'. He is known to have worked from 1799 to 1805 on the restoration of sculptures uncovered during archaeological excavations.

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Philippe Durey

(b Le Havre, June 21, 1750; d Paris, April 15, 1818).

French sculptor, draughtsman and engraver. He arrived in Paris in 1765 to become a pupil of Augustin Pajou. Although he never won the Prix de Rome, he appears to have travelled to Rome in the early 1770s. About 1780 or 1781 he was involved in the decoration of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux’s Hôtel Thélusson, Paris. From 1784 to 1785 he carried out work at the château of Compiègne, including the decoration of the Salle des Gardes, where his bas-reliefs illustrating the Battles of Alexander (in situ) pleasantly combine a Neo-classical clarity of composition with a virtuosity and animation that are still Rococo in spirit.

Beauvallet was approved (agréé) by the Académie Royale in 1789. During the French Revolution he was a passionate republican and presented plaster busts of Marat and of Chalier (1793–4; both destr.) to the Convention. He was briefly imprisoned after the fall of Robespierre in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 January 1866, in Vienne; died 7 January 1931, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, watercolourist, illustrator. Figures. Monuments.

The son of a stonemason employed on the restoration of monuments in the Rhône valley, Joseph Antoine Bernard accompanied his father from the age of 12, learning the art of direct stone-carving which he was subequently to practice throughout his life. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, and under Pierre Jules Cavelier at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris for a six-month period in ...

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 1 March 1826, in St-Denis; died 19 March 1892, in St-Denis.

Sculptor.

Bertin studied at the academy in Antwerp from 1842 to 1848. He then took up residence in Liège and participated in 1866 in the restoration of the basilica of Onze Lieve Vrouw at Tongeren, where he was also responsible for the statue of ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1763, in Toulon; died 28 February 1831, in Toulon.

Sculptor, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, seascapes. Decorative schemes.

Brun first studied sculpture at the workshop of the Port of Toulon, before moving to Rome in 1782, where he spent six months perfecting his art with the Roman masters of the day. With no means to support himself, he eventually returned to France. Two years later, influential patrons secured him a grant from the King, enabling him to study in Italy for a further four years. Upon his return to Toulon in ...

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Caselli  

French, 19th century, male.

Sculptor.

Caselli lived and worked in Châlons-sur-Marne between 1838 and 1858, where he was engaged on the restoration of the church of Notre-Dame.

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Chapeau  

French, 19th century, male.

Active in Angers.

Sculptor, art restorer.

He worked on churches in Angers from 1850 to 1880.

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1843, in Sapada; died 14 October 1888, in Solothurn.

Sculptor (wood).

Religious sculptures by Collé can be seen in Venice, Vienna, Innsbruck and Solothurn. He devoted himself mainly to the restoration of old wood-carvings.

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 June 1842, in Agnona; died 5 January 1912, in Aosta.

Sculptor (wood).

Comoletti specialised in the restoration of paintings and in making copies.

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French, 19th century, male.

Sculptor.

Louis Delahaye worked on the restoration of the church of Notre-Dame in Louviers from 1864 to 1869.

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Jean-Pierre de Bruyn

(b Lille, Feb 8, 1861; d Ghent, Jan 7, 1938).

Belgian painter, sculptor, illustrator, and stage designer. He studied music at the Koninklijk Muziekconservatorium and sculpture at the Gewerbeschule, Ghent (after 1877). He visited Paris in 1887 and Italy in 1890, with a grant from the city of Ghent. He was deeply impressed by the masters of the Quattrocento, and was encouraged to take up painting after meeting Constantin Meunier (1891). He painted Symbolist scenes and was influenced by Art Nouveau. After exhibiting his work with Les XX in Brussels (1893), he made decorative panels for Oostakker Castle.

As an illustrator Doudelet worked on Pol De Mont’s Van Jezus (Antwerp, 1897) and books by Maurice Maeterlinck, for example Douze chansons (Paris, 1896) and Pelléas et Mélisande (Brussels, 1892 or 1922). He illustrated the periodicals Réveil (1895–1896), De Vlaamsche school, Mercure de France, Pan, L’Eroica, Nuovo Convito, De Vlaamsche School, Woord en beeld...

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French, 19th century, male.

Sculptor.

He worked on the restoration of the church of Notre-Dame in Châlons-sur-Marne from 1838 to 1858.

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Belgian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 July 1829, in Antwerp; died 5 February 1871, in Antwerp.

Sculptor, engraver.

Lodewijk Franciscus Durlet was a pupil at the academy in Antwerp. He executed decorative sculptures for the restoration of the cathedral towers. He later mainly devoted himself to wooden sculptures, altarpieces and church furniture....

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French, 20th – 21st century, female.

Born 16 December 1946, in Boulogne-sur-Seine.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, sculptor, art restorer. Figures, landscapes, still-lifes.

Symbolism.

Béatrice Flaud studied history of art at the École du Louvre in Paris, and received a broad artistic education, studying engraving, painting and art restoration....

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(b Stuttgart, Feb 2, 1789; d Hassfurt, Sept 28, 1865).

German architect, painter, sculptor, printmaker and writer. He belonged to a large family of artists descended from Franz Joseph (Ignatz Anton) Heideloff (1676–1772), who was a sculptor and possibly also a painter. He was trained by the architect Nikolaus Friedrich von Thouret, the sculptor Johann Heinrich von Dannecker and the painter Johann Baptist Seele. He also studied mural painting as assistant to his father, Victor (Wilhelm Peter) Heideloff (1757–1817). As a young man he became interested in Gothic and Romanesque architecture, and while he was in Mainz in 1814 he made the acquaintance of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (reg 1826–44), who employed him as his architect until 1821. In 1822, having settled in Nuremberg, he was appointed curator of the city’s historical monuments; he used this position to encourage widespread interest in early German art and to rescue many examples from destruction. He also taught at the local Polytechnische Schule from its foundation in ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 21 February 1860, in Cardiff; died 15 December 1952, in London.

Sculptor. Monuments.

William Goscombe John assisted his father, a woodcarver to the third Marquis of Bute, in the restoration of Cardiff Castle. He continued his training at Cardiff School of Art, Lambeth City and Guilds School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. He lived and worked in London, and was a member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors. He was made a member of the Royal Academy in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Sculptor.

Émile Jonchery came from Autun, but was trained in Paris, in Carpeaux's studio.

Apart from his statues, he carried out numerous restoration works.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Toulouse; died 28 May 1839, in Paris.

Sculptor.

A student of François Lucas, this artist exhibited at the Salon between 1799 and 1833. He was a professor at the Académie in Toulouse and restorer at the antiques museum at the Louvre from ...