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German (?), 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of an engraver.

Brulliot made a reference to this artist. His monogram is usually interpreted as A. A. B., but it could also be read as M. B. He left a cartouche, held by two eagles and topped by a ram's head....

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A. B.  

German (?), 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of an engraver (stippling).

Brulliot makes a reference to A. B. He produced decorations in gold and silver.

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German, 16th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of an engraver.

The signature A. C. T. is to be found on a copy of Bagpipe Player, an engraving by Albrecht Dürer.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver.

Cited by Brulliot as having worked around the middle of the 17th century. Known works include portraits of J.B.Porta and Andreas Vessaius.

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French, 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Active in Troyes.

Monogram of a glass painter.

School of Champagne.

According to Ris Paquot, A. L. B. worked at the church of St-Nizier.

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A. M.  

German, 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of a draughtsman, engraver (wood).

The monogram A. M. is found on an engraving on wood of a View of the Town of Meissen.

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German, 14th – 17th century (?), male.

Monogram of an engraver.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (etching).

Active towards the middle of the 17th century. His known work includes a series of 20 engravings entitled Views of Roman and Ancient Monuments.

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A. N.  

German, 17th century, male.

Monogram of a painter.

A.N. is thought to have worked in Leipzig. One of his works is dated 1600.

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A. R.  

Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Monogram of a painter. Portraits.

The painter known as A. R. was working in 1610. According to the catalogue, the monogram found on a work in the Hanover art gallery is rather unclear but is believed to be the initials A. R. and the date ...

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A. S.  

German, 17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver.

Quoted by Brulliot in the Dictionary of Monograms, this artist was active in the 17th century and engraved The Martyrdom of St Sebastian.

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A. T.  

Swiss, 17th century, male.

Monogram of a painter glassmaker. Escutcheons.

This monogram can be seen on a panel of stained glass preserved in the Musée de Cluny in Paris, showing an escutcheon supported by two angels, the coat of arms of Hans Felix Balber, glazier of Ostee and Dechen, employed by the chapter house of Vertzkomer in 1651....

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A. V.  

French, 15th – 17th century (?), male.

Active in Limoges.

Monogram of an enameller.

The monogram A. V., listed by Ris Paquot, appears on an enamel in the Le Carpentier Collection.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Cologne towards the middle of the 17th century.

Sculptor.

No works by this artist are known. His name is only mentioned in account books.

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Spanish, 17th century, female.

Active in Madrid in the middle of the 17th century.

Died c. 1656.

Miniaturist.

Abarca was highly regarded as an artist, and was active between 1640 and 1656.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Miniaturist.

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Ann Sutherland Harris

(b Città di Castello, c. 1600–05; d Rome, 1656).

Italian painter and mosaicist. He trained in the Roman studio of Cavaliere d’Arpino. He is principally known for executing fresco decorations in several chapels in Rome to designs by Bernini. Independent commissions, such as the frescoes depicting the Life of Charlemagne (1635–7; Rome, Vatican, Sala di Carlo Magno), reveal, however, that despite his collaboration with Bernini and later with Cortona, his preference was for a restrained classical style, close to that of more conservative contemporaries such as Andrea Camassei and Giovanni Francesco Romanelli. He assisted Bernini with the vault of the Raimondi Chapel in S Pietro in Montorio (1642–4) and that of the Pio Chapel in S Agostino (c. 1644–5). He also painted the vision of clouds and angels in the vault above Bernini’s marble group of St Teresa in Ecstasy (c. 1647; Rome, S Maria della Vittoria, Cornaro Chapel). In 1650 he executed independently the decorative frescoes on the ceiling and side walls of the sacristy of S Spirito in Sassia, Rome. He also executed mosaics in St Peter’s, after his own designs and those of ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active at the end of the 17th century.

Born in Milan.

Engraver.

Possibly related to Giuseppe Abbiati. An unsigned and undated engraved portrait of Girolamo Cornaro, the procurator of St Mark's, is credited to Abbiati.

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Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Engraver.

Pieter van Abelec's name appears in the Ris-Pacquot dictionary of monograms.

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German, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1580, in Passau (Bavaria).

Engraver. Cards.

Attributed to him is the city map of Passau for Braun's Topography. The map bears the name and monogram of the artist: Leonardus About patranien. F. However, in the next sentence, in one of Braun's prefaces, it is suggested that the 'skilled hand of Hogenberg' did the engraving and Abent was only the draughtsman of the city map of Passau. According to Heinecken, Abent signed his works ...