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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 6 April 1747, in Carnarvonshire; died after 1819.

Engraver, watercolourist.

Moses Griffith was apprenticed to the antique dealer Pennant. Having engraved some book illustrations for his master, he went on to publish some engravings of landscapes on his own account....

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 May 1770, in Durlach (Baden-Württemberg); died 27 June 1831, in Bad Rippoldsau (Baden-Württemberg).

Engraver (burin).

Christian Haldenwang worked for the engraver and art dealer Christian von Mechel in Basel and taught himself to engrave by studying the works of Middiman and Wollet, whose styles he imitated. The reputation he acquired was sufficient to earn him the title of engraver to the Karlsruhe court. His subjects were mainly landscapes and portraits....

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active from 1760 to 1820.

Engravers (aquatint), print dealers. Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, hunting scenes, costume studies.

Little is known about these two engravers, Charles François Gabriel Levachez father and son, who worked in aquatint and colour, and whose works are difficult to distinguish. Printers of line-engravings and print dealers, they were astute merchants, in tune with the tastes of their time, and skilled in choosing what subjects to offer to the public. Their works still command very high prices and the following deserve particular mention: ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 October 1772, in Stauffen, near Freiburg; died 9 February 1844, in Florence.

Engraver (burin), art restorer, picture dealer.

Johann Metzger was a student at the academy in Munich, and later worked in Florence. He was a pupil of Morghen....

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1724, in Amsterdam; died 1817, in Amsterdam.

Draughtsman, engraver.

Philippus van der Schley was a pupil of his brother Jakob van der Schley. He became a drawing teacher and art dealer.

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1753, in Arlesheim; died 1836, in Munich.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, draughtsman, lithographer, art dealer. Landscapes, waterscapes.

Stuntz painted many watercolour landscapes and published a series of views of Switzerland in collaboration with J. Hartmuum. In 1802 he went to Strasbourg and became established as an art dealer. He then went to Munich and concentrated on lithography....

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1751, in Dublin; died 17 June 1814, in London.

Painter, engraver (mezzotint), draughtsman, poet, picture dealer.

Henry Tresham was a pupil of West in Dublin. He won an exhibition prize at the Dublin Society of Artists in 1773. He went to London in ...