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American, 19th century, male.

Born 17 March 1822, in New York; died 11 August 1904, in New York.

Engraver.

When he became a publisher and art dealer in 1865, Samuel Putnam Avery completely gave up wood-engraving and confined himself to burin engraving.

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 1787, in Switzerland; died 1857.

Painter (gouache), engraver. Landscapes.

Johann Heinrich Bleuler the Younger was the son of the engraver and gouache painter, Johann Heinrich Bleuler. He was an art dealer and painted Views of the Harz Mountains mentioned around ...

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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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British, 19th century, male.

Died 9 August 1845.

Draughtsman, engraver.

Thomas King was an antique dealer. He published a series of engravings of Chichester Cathedral and of other old buildings in the city.

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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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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1814; died 1895.

Painter, engraver, art dealer. History painting.

The painter Louis Martinet (1814-1895) became widely known for organising independent exhibitions in a gallery space at 26, Boulevard des Italiens. Amongst his many activities, Martinet founded the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts together with Théophile Gautier in ...

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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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German, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1798, in Augsburg; died 29 January 1848.

Lithographer, print dealer.

Engravings by him include Portrait of a Lady and Pope Pius VIII.

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German, 19th century, male.

Active in Brunswick (Lower Saxony), from 1812 to 1848.

Engraver (etching), lithographer, print dealer.

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 June 1796, in Wilhelmsburg, near Hamburg; died 2 August 1882, in Hamburg.

Portrait artist, lithographer.

After working as a dealer, Porth studied painting at the academy in Dresden and in Italy.

Hamburg (Kunsthalle): Portrait of the Artist; Portrait of Herr and Frau Engelbert...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 12 July 1779, in Nuremberg; died 13 March 1815, in Frankfurt am Main.

Engraver (burin).

Michael Prestel was the son of Theophilus Prestel. He was active in London and Paris as a dealer in objets d'art and engraver.

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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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British, 19th century, male.

Born 13 January 1814, in Drypool (Yorkshire); died January 1900, in Florence.

Painter, engraver (burin), collector, dealer. Portraits.

William Spence studied in London, Rome and Florence, settling in Florence in 1838. He lived in the Villa Medici, just below Fiesole, where he received artist friends including the Pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt....

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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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French, 19th century, male.

Born 2 March 1788, in Paris; died 17 January 1841, in Paris.

Engraver, print dealer, geographer.

Son of Antoince François Tardieu l'Estrapade and pupil of his uncle Pierre Alexandre Tardieu. Ambroise Tardieu worked as a cartographic engraver on behalf of the naval and port installation administrations, and was also a dealer in engravings, maps and books. He produced numerous portraits and published a collection of 800 likenesses of contemporary celebrities (...

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Japanese, 19th century, male.

Active in Edo, now Tokyo.

Born 1777; died 1835.

Illustrator, print artist.

Toyokuni II (Kosotei) was the adopted son and diciple of Toyokuni. He worked in Edo as a ceramic dealer and executed female figures and book illustrations.

New York, 21 March 1989...

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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 ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1780, in Edinburgh; died 27 November 1848, in Edinburgh.

Painter, engraver (burin), art dealer. Landscapes.

Andrew Wilson first studied with Alexander Nasmyth, then went to the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1876. Travels in Italy completed his training. In ...