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Thomas J. McCormick

(b Paris, baptAug 28, 1721; d Auteuil, Jan 19, 1820).

French architect, archaeologist and painter. He was an important if controversial figure associated with the development of the Neo-classical style of architecture and interior design and its dissemination throughout Europe and the USA. He studied at the Académie Royale d’Architecture, Paris, under Germain Boffrand and won the Grand Prix in 1746. He spent the years 1749 to 1754 at the Académie Française in Rome but left after an argument with the director Charles-Joseph Natoire over his refusal to make his Easter Communion; this may have been due to his Jansenist sympathies. He nevertheless remained in Italy until 1767. During these years he became a close friend of Piranesi, Winckelmann, Cardinal Alessandro Albani and other members of the international circle interested in the Antique.

In his early student days in Rome, Clérisseau became acquainted in particular with English travellers and began to sell them his attractive topographical drawings of Roman architecture. Initially these were influenced by his studies with ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1772, in Volterra; died 17 May 1846, in La Badia di Fiesole.

Draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist. Architectural views.

Florence (Uffizi): View of the Royal Villa in Careggi (drawing)

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 28 August 1710, in Corleone (Sicily); died 16 April 1782, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, architect, engraver (etching/burin), archaeologist.

Vasi worked as a painter in his native Sicily, then travelled to Rome and studied under Sebastian Conca, P.L. Ghezzi and Juvara. He earned a reputation as a skilled engraver, working for a number of illustrious patrons including Ferdinand and Charles III of Naples, and Pope Benedict XIV. He was an engraver at the Neapolitan court, where he was knighted....