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French, 16th century, male.

Active in Metz in 1596.

Sculptor, founder, metal worker.

School of Lorraine.

Working with four founders, Hutinet, Dubois, Sonois and Voitié, François Abel cast the bell of the cathedral of Metz in eastern France.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1538; died 22 May 1591, in Vienna.

Sculptor, medallist.

Prague School.

Antonio Abondio appears to have been the great 16th-century master in his field. He worked first in Munich at the court of Duke Maximilian of Bavaria, then in Prague, where he was employed at the court of Emperor Rudolph II. In ...

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Born c. 1290, in Pontedera; died between 26 August 1348 and 19 July 1349, in Orvieto (Umbria).

Sculptor, goldsmith, architect.

As the son of the goldsmith Ugolino Nini, it is likely that Andrea Pisano da Pontedera started by learning his father's trade. However, nothing is known of his early years except that he appears to have joined the studio of Lorenzo Maitani of Orvieto. From ...

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Antico  

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1460; died 1528, in Bózzolo.

Goldsmith, sculptor, medallist, copyist. Statues, statuettes.

Antico was from Mantua and went to Rome in 1495 and 1497. His first commission was in 1479, for a pair of medals commemorating the wedding of Gianfranceso Gonzaga to Antonia del Banzo. His first visit to Rome, in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Sculptor (?), goldsmith (?).

Gonzati attributes the Miracle of the Miser on the high altar of S Antonio of Padua to Antonio di Giovanni da Siena.

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Apvril  

French, 16th century, male.

Born in Paris.

Sculptor, goldsmith.

Apvril was granted citizenship in the town of Valenciennes in 1561.

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French, 16th century, male.

Sculptor.

In 1550, with Liger de Parou, Nicolas Aubin was engaged in making sculptures for the Goldsmiths Chapel or the chapel of St-Éloi in Paris. These were based on designs by Philippe de l'Orme. Aubin was also an architect.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born in Florence; died October 1453, in Ferrara.

Sculptor, medallist.

Niccolò di Giovanni Baroncelli was a Florentine artist and pupil of Brunelleschi. The author of various works, he was a key figure in the development of sculpture at that period in Ferrara, Parma, Modena and Faenza. For the town of Ferrara, Baroncelli executed the ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Sculptor (marble), worker in bronze.

Bartali is mentioned by Zani as working in Siena in 1480.

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Italian, 14th century, male.

Active in Siena.

Sculptor, goldsmith.

In 1375-1376, Bartolommeo di Tommè collaborated on the statues of the apostles for the tower chapel of the Palazzo Pubblico.

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born c. 1420; died 1491, in the Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano.

Sculptor, medallist.

Florentine School.

A pupil of Donatello, with whom he collaborated, Bertoldo di Giovanni has an important place in art history because he was Michelangelo's master. Under the patronage of Lorenzo de' Medici from about ...

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French, 16th century, female.

Born c. 1550, in Damblain; died at the beginning of the 17th century.

Sculptor, goldsmith, medallist.

François Briot was known chiefly for his work in pewter.

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Flemish School, 16th century, female.

Active in Italy.

Born after 1529, in Mechelen; died 2 March 1579, in Antwerp.

Sculptor, medallist. Low reliefs.

Antwerp School.

After his apprenticeship in Mechelen, Willem or Guillaume Broeck was received as a master in the guild of St Luke in Antwerp in ...

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born 1377, in Florence; died 16 April 1446, in Florence.

Sculptor (goldsmith), architect.

Much of our knowledge of Filippo Brunelleschi derives from a biography written around 1480 by Antonio Manetti, a contemporary of Brunelleschi. The son of a notary, Brunelleschi began his career as a goldsmith and in ...

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French, 15th century, male.

Active in Valenciennesc.1460.

Sculptor, metal caster.

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Cambi  

Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Active in Cremona during the 15th and 16th centuries.

Andrea Cambi I was an ornamental sculptor; Galeazzo was a goldsmith and painter; Giovanni Battista, his son Sinidoro and his nephew Brunorio were sculptors and stucco artists; Andrea Cambi II was a medallist....

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born in Vicenza; died 1570, in Rome.

Goldsmith, sculptor (wood), engineer.

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Spanish, 15th century, male.

Active in Valencia.

Sculptor, goldsmith.

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born in Viadana near Mantua.

Sculptor, goldsmith, engraver. Seals.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1500, in Florence; died 1571, in Florence.

Draughtsman, sculptor, goldsmith.

Florentine School.

Benvenuto Cellini came from an artistic family: his grandfather was an architect, and his father was a musician who wished his son to be involved in music. However, Benvenuto decided to work for a goldsmith, Antonio di Sandro, and he very soon set up his own business. He was a colourful character: sentenced for beating and wounding, he had to escape Florence and go to Rome. He relates his adventures in his autobiography, ...