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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1870, in Granville; died 13 November 1943, in St-Germain-en-Laye, in a traffic accident.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, gardens, urban landscapes, church interiors, still-lifes...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 8 April 1880, in Anzin; died 20 September 1947, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman (charcoal), engraver, lithographer, illustrator, designer. Historical subjects, military subjects, religious subjects, sporting subjects, figures, portraits, historical portraits, scenes with figures, local scenes, genre scenes, street scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, waterscapes, seascapes, gardens, panoramas...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 8 December 1815, in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland); died 9 February 1905, in Berlin.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman (including charcoal). Historical subjects, portraits, genre scenes, interiors with figures, church interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, gardens, animals.

Munich School.

Adolf Menzel was first taught by his father, a lithographer, and then studied at the academy in Berlin until his father's death. He was made famous by his historical paintings, being a semi-official painter honoured by the emperor. He became a member of the Berlin academy in 1853, and was also a member of the academies of Vienna, Munich, Dresden and Brussels. In 1875, he became a member of the Senate of the Berlin academy of fine arts. He was awarded medals in 1857 in Berlin, 1879 in Munich, 1883-1888 in Vienna, 1893 in Chicago and 1894 in Antwerp....

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Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 6 March 1859, in Verona; died 1937.

Painter, engraver (etching). Religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, landscapes, flowers.

A talented landscape artist, de Stefani was a skilled colourist, using strong and warm tones together with an accurate and confident line....

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Dutch, 16th century, male.

Born 1526, in Leeuwarden; died between 1606 and 1609, in Antwerp.

Painter, architect, draughtsman, engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features, decorative artist, art restorer. Religious subjects, landscapes, architectural views, interiors, church interiors, gardens, decorative motifs (grotesques), models (buildings).

Prague School.

Hans Vredeman de Vries was a pupil of Cornelis Floris (Cornelis Cornelis de Vriendt) and studied painting in Amsterdam. He was a great traveller and went to Mechelen, to Antwerp in 1549 and again in 1562 and from 1575 to 1585 and then to Leipzig. In 1586, he went to Frankfurt and then Brunswick, where he was based until 1596. In 1591 he was in Hamburg. Between 1592 and 1595 he worked in Danzig (now Gdansk) where he designed the fortifications and some ornamental motifs and also decorated the town hall and a number of churches. Next he went to Prague (1596-1598), to the court of Rudolph II, and to Amsterdam and The Hague. He had two sons, Salomon and Paul, who worked with him....