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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1527, in Brussels; died 1612, in Rome.

Engraver, draughtsman, print publisher.

Flemish School.

Nicolaus van Aelst learned drawing and engraving in his home town of Brussels, then went to Rome where he set up a thriving trade in prints. This was his main activity, although he continued to engrave with a burin. It should be noted, however, that he was only the printer of the engraving of the statue of Henry II, the original artist being Tempesta....

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Painter, publisher.

Johan Amelisz. was a member of the Utrecht painters' guild in 1616-1617. He was also a publisher.

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German, 17th century, male.

Born in Nuremberg.

Draughtsman, print publisher.

Known for a series of 12 ornamental pieces.

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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1575, in Brussels; died c. 1656.

Painter, engraver, print publisher. Seascapes, still-lifes.

Flemish School.

Robert Willemsz. Baudous lived in Amsterdam from 1591. In the first half of the 17th century he was working in Brussels. He was still alive in ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher. Ornaments, decorative designs, frontispieces.

Paul Birckenhultz's engravings included ornamental plates, frontispieces and various works for silver- and goldsmiths. Mention should also be made of an engraving depicting The Four Elements.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 1640, in Amsterdam, where he was baptised 2 December; died 1690, buried 20 January.

Engraver, draughtsman, print publisher.

Bloteling was the son of Abraham Blooteling, and possibly the pupil of Cornelis Visscher. He studied under Cornelis van Dalen. In 1676 he journeyed to England, where his works were highly regarded, thereafter returning to Amsterdam. He made his will in 1689 and died the following year. His pupils included Abr. Meynderts and Johannes-Willem von Munnickhuysen. In 2001, he was represented at the exhibition ...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Strasbourg from 1615 to 1653.

Born c. 1590, in Pressburg (now Bratislava, Slovakia).

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Isaac Brun was the son of Franz Brun. His style recalls that of Th. de Bry and the sparseness of his plates caused him to be classified with the minor German masters. His best-known artworks cover religious subjects, portraits and in particular four engravings of Strasbourg Cathedral, one of which is particularly remarkable in its depiction of the entire building. It is dated ...

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German, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born in Augsburg.

Painter, publisher.

Frankfurt School.

It seems that Anthony Cortoys the Younger lived in Augsburg, Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main. He was made a burgher of the town in 1569 and he may have died in 1590. He was the father of Conrad Corthoys....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bolognac.1600.

Draughtsman, engraver, print publisher.

Daloli's engravings include a View of the Palace at Piacenza.

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(b Paris, c. 1604; d Laluque, Landes, March 29, 1678).

French painter, engraver and print publisher. Although it was as a painter that he was received (reçu) in 1663 by the Académie Royale, it is as an engraver that he is now remembered. His earliest known print is dated 1630, and he later made many plates, particularly reproductive engravings after his contemporaries Jacques Blanchard and Claude Vignon. He was one of Simon Vouet’s best interpreters, and Vouet himself commissioned from him at least 11 plates after his own paintings. Daret’s most important projects were the engraving of plates for and the publication of M. de Gomberville’s La Doctrine des moeurs (Paris, 1646) and the monumental collection of over 100 portraits in the Tableaux historiques où sont gravez les illustres français et estrangiers (Paris, 1652). His translation of Vasari’s life of Raphael, Abrégé de la vie de Raphael Sansio d’Urbin (Paris, 1651), is celebrated as the first monograph on an artist published in France....

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1590, in Nancy; died April 1661, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, print publisher.

Israël Henriet studied under his father, the stained glass worker Claude Henriet the Younger, who taught him the rudiments of the craft. He left for Rome when he was still young and became apprenticed to Antonio Tempesta. Back in France he settled down in Paris as a publisher of etchings. Besides his own, he published works by Callot, Della Bella and particularly Israël Sylvestre the Younger, his nephew and godson....

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Painter, engraver, print publisher.

Paul de La Houve engraved historical portraits and ornamental objects, in particular 12 plates of jewels. There is also an engraving by Gantrel after his portrait of the lawyer Catherinot de Bourges.

London, 11 Nov 1910...

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Flemish, 17th century, male.

Born 27 April 1600, in Antwerp; died 1652, in Antwerp.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Antwerp School.

A pupil of Paulus Pontius, Nicolaes Lauwers became a master in the Antwerp guild in 1619. He was one of the Rubens school and a friend of Bolswert, and among his pupils were Henri Snyers and Gilles de la Forgie (...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1635, in Paris; died 13 August 1709, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, print publisher. History painting.

Jean Le Blond was admitted as an academician on 1 August 1681.

Paris, 23 May 1928: Study of Mascaron...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Magneney engraved 212 plates for a Collection of the Coats-of-Arms of Several Houses of France.

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1 January 1571, in Siena; died 22 July 1639, in Siena.

Painter, engraver (etching), print publisher. Figure compositions.

Tuscan School.

Rutilio di Lorenzo Manetti may be considered the most important painter of the Tuscan School during the 17th century. He was a pupil of Francesco Vanni and, like many other Florentine artists at that time, was most inspired by Caravaggio, who was two years younger than him. Manetti worked in Florence, where some of his works are in the Certosa Monastery. Other works by him are in Pisa, but most are in churches in Siena, including ...

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerp.

Born 17 May 1612, in Brussels; died 18 September 1670, in Antwerp.

Painter, engraver, print publisher.

Johannes Meyssens studied with Anthonie van Opstal and N. van der Horst, joining the Antwerp Guild in 1640. He lived in Amsterdam as a painter for several years, produced portraits in Holland and made talented copies of Van Dyck. He employed a large number of artists. He specialised in portrait engravings, including the 14 plates of the ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Rouen; died 11 August 1668, in Paris.

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

Paris School.

Balthasar Moncornet lived mainly in Paris, in the St-Marcel area, in the Rue des Gobelins. After his death, his wife continued the engraving business and lived in Rue St-Jacques, opposite St-Yves. He was the father of Jean Moncornet, who also continued in his trade. His output was considerable, comprising examples of all genres. His portraits, particularly, reveal confident lines and a characteristic style. See also entry under Thomas Balthazar Moncornet....

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1632, in Antwerp; died before 20 March 1671, in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver, print publisher.

The son and pupil of the goldsmith Jean Pitau, Nicolas Pitau the Elder also worked with Corneille Gale and Philippe de Champagne. He went with his father to Paris, where he produced a large number of portraits and subjects after Raphael, Guercino, Carracci, Lefebvre, Mignard and Philippe de Champagne. His best works are perhaps the ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Lyons during the first half of the 17th century.

Engraver (burin), painter, print publisher. Historical subjects.

Savary engraved historical subjects.

Paris, 26 Feb 1979: Walk to Calvary (1672, oil/copper, 27½ × 35 ins/70 × 88 cm) FRF 5,500...