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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 30 April 1764, in Milan; died 11 February 1849, in Florence.

Painter, draughtsman (including ink), watercolourist, engraver (line-engraving). Allegorical subjects, historical subjects, battles, genre scenes, scenes with figures. Decorative schemes, church decoration, decorative designs.

After studying in Milan and Rome, Ademollo was invited to Florence to decorate the Teatro della Pergola (which has since been destroyed). He settled in Florence until his death and was widely regarded as one of the neo-classical masters of the Tuscan School. At the start of his career, he painted principally arabesques, but went on to develop his technique to the point where Ferdinand III commissioned him to decorate the Pitti Palace and to paint historical and allegorical subjects for its individual rooms. One of his best-known works is ...


French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 24 March 1859, in Angers; died 1941, in Angers.

Painter, decorative artist, lithographer. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes. Designs for stained glass.

He was a pupil of Ernest Hebert and Luc-Olivier Merson at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between ...


Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 November 1851, in Geneva; died 25 October 1922.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, decorative designer. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals.

De Beaumont attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied under Jean-Léon Gérome before returning to Geneva, where he divided his time between decorative painting and pictures. In ...


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1867, in Bruges, Belgium, to English parents; died 11 June 1956, in Ditchling.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, local scenes (carnival), rustic scenes, urban landscapes, architectural views, urban views, harbour scenes, seascapes...


German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 16 October 1726, in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); died 7 February 1801, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, miniaturist, enameller, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Of Polish origin, he went to Berlin in 1743. Originally a painter of enamels, he then, after studying under Christian Bernhard Rode, gained a name for himself through the publication of the Berlin academy almanac, for which he executed a series of plates illustrating the main scenes of the ...


Belgian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1862, in Liège; died 18 July 1921, in Brussels.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer, decorative designer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes with figures, landscapes, flowers. Ornaments.


Auguste Donnay was the son of the sculptor Lambert Donnay and the grandson of a decorative artisan and sculptor. His mother died in childbirth. At a very young age he attended evening classes at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Liège and taught himself watercolour painting. He began his career as a decorative painter of flowers, ceiling decorations and ballrooms, and also painted portraits of his friends. At the age of 25 he was awarded a travel bursary, which allowed him to spend five months in Paris, where he got to know the Nabis. However, he was particularly attracted to Egyptian statuary, Japanese art and the Italian primitives, before he discovered the work of Puvis de Chavannes. In 1894 he participated in the first Salon de la Libre Esthétique, and in 1896 he took part in the Salon de l'Art Indépendant in Paris. In 1901 he was appointed to teach at the Académie de Liège and gave lessons in ornamental composition. He left Liège in 1905 and went to live in Méry-sur-Ourthe....


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Turin, to an Italian mother and to a French father; died 1889, in Giaveno.

Painter, watercolourist, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, still-lifes. Theatre decoration, church decoration.

Gonin illustrated Manzoni's I Promessi Sposi and Carlo Porta's ...


Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1815, in Bologna; died 1894.

Engraver, painter, decorative designer. Historical subjects, portraits. Wall decorations, church decoration.

Studied in Florence and later settled in Russia; worked also in churches and palazzi in Bologna.

Bologna (Pinacoteca Nazionale): Portrait of a Young Lady...


German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 August 1778, in Munich; died 2 April 1815, in Munich.

Painter, engraver (burin), architect. Architectural views, landscapes, ruins. Church decoration, theatre decoration.

Angelo Quaglio was the elder son and student of Giuseppe Quaglio and brother of Domenico Quaglio the younger. He painted pictures for Cologne Cathedral and decorations for the theatre at the court in Munich. He engraved landscapes and views of Italian ruins....


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Switzerland from 1870, naturalised in 1888, also active in France from 1884.

Born 21 July 1866, in Altona; died 1926, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, genre scenes, nudes, portraits, landscapes...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 July 1848, in Paris; died 24 March 1907, in Paris, in 1909 according to some sources.

Painter, draughtsman, illustrator, engraver, decorative designer, watercolourist. History painting, religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes. Murals, designs for tapestries.

Édouard Toudouze was the younger son of Auguste Gabriel and Anaïs Toudouze. He studied under Isidore Pils, Monticelli, and his uncle, Auguste Leloir. Edouard Toudouze was a Prix de Rome laureate in 1871. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1867, then at the Salon des Artistes Français, where he was awarded a bronze medal in 1871 and a silver in 1877, as well as a silver medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1889 and promoted to the rank of Officer in that order in 1903....


Italian, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 3 June 1847, in Bologna; died 16 April 1931, in Bologna.

Painter, decorative designer, lithographer. Religious subjects.

Trebbi studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna and then with Alessandro Guardassoni. He painted some frescoes in Bologna Cathedral....


Spanish, 20th century, male.

Born 1879, in Barcelona; died 1950, in Barcelona.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative artist. Figure compositions, religious subjects, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for stained glass.


Darío Vilas Fernández was a pupil of Ramón Martí Alsina at the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Barcelona, where he exhibited work in ...


German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1862, in Buddenstadt; died 1932.

Painter, engraver. Figures, genre scenes, church interiors, landscapes, seascapes. Wall decorations.

Wendling was the pupil of Eugen Ducker at the academy of fine art in Düsseldorf. He visited North America, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland and France. He was awarded an honourable mention in Berlin in ...