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A. Gerhardt

Benedictine abbey on the River Enns in Styria, Austria. It was founded in the mid-11th century by Bishop Gebhard from Salzburg, endowed by St Henna von Gurk, Gräfin von Friessach (d 1045), and settled by Benedictine monks from St Peter’s, Salzburg under Abbot Isingrin. The Romanesque minster (consecrated 1074), which was dedicated to St Blaise, was famous for its marble columns and was rebuilt after a fire in 1152; a Gothic choir was added in 1276–86. The present church incorporates Romanesque side doors as well as other fragments. The abbey became an important cultural centre with a renowned scriptorium. Amongst the many famous scholars there was Abbot Engelbert of Admont (reg 1297–1327). From 1121 to the 16th century a convent was attached to the abbey. Under the abbots Mathias Preininger (reg 1615–28) and Urban Weber (reg 1628–59) the whole establishment was transformed in the Baroque style, and the church was rebuilt (...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born in the Netherlands.

Engraver (line-engraving). Vignettes, frontispieces.

Frans Allen worked first in the Low Countries, then in northern Germany from 1654 and later in Danzig, now Gdansk. There is no trace of the artist after 1685. He generally produced vignettes, frontispieces and a variety of illustrations for different publications....

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Heidelberg.

Engraver.

Johann, the brother of Klemens Ammon, worked in Heidelberg and Frankfurt between 1645 and 1654. A publisher of engravings and a bookseller, he and his brother continued the publication of Bibliotheca calcographica after the death of Theodor de Bry....

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerp.

Illuminator.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurt.

Engraver (burin).

A Frankfurt bookseller, Arcerius published a portrait of J. Maccovius which was engraved by van Dalen.

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Illuminator.

Agustín Arroyo worked on the cathedral hymn books in Burgos in 1630.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurtc.1670.

Engraver.

Related to Abraham and Pierre Aubry. He engraved large numbers of plates for booksellers and for his own business (he was a dealer in engravings).

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Mechelen.

Born probably 1602.

Painter, illuminator.

Augustin van Avont travelled in Germany before finally settling in Brussels.

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Russian, 17th century, male.

Draughtsman, illustrator.

Avramov was employed in the state printing works in Moscow from 1668 to 1676. In 1649, he collaborated with Gregor Blagushin on the illustrations for two books for the Tsar on the life of the miracle-worker St Savva.

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17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (wood). Frontispieces, vignettes.

Engraver active in Germany; Brulliot refers to his vignettes and frontispieces.

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Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerpc.1674.

Illuminator.

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British, 17th century, male.

Born 1626, in Lincolnshire; died 1702, 11 August 1704 according to some sources.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, hunting scenes, animals, birds, landscapes with figures.

Francis Barlow initially painted portraits, like his master, William Shepherd. He soon went on, however, to devote his attentions to painting horses, dogs and birds from life and has been described as the first English sporting painter for works like ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1589, in Badonviller (Meuse); died 6 June 1639, in Badonviller.

Draughtsman, engraver. Ex-libris plates.

Barthol was a citizen of Geneva on 27 December 1631. He drew and engraved the ex-libris of the library of Geneva academy.

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Paris in 1672.

Miniaturist, illuminator.

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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Antwerp and Mechelen.

Illuminator.

Flemish School.

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1610; died 1653, at Hampton Court, near London.

Painter, copyist. Figures, historical portraits.

Jan van Belkamp spent most of his life in London, where he worked as a copyist at the royal collection.

Vienna, 17 March 1970: Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria of England...

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Polish, 17th century, male.

Active in Cracow towards the end of the 17th century.

Engraver (wood).

Nikolaus Bereszniewicz is mentioned from 1678 to 1689 as illustrator of literary works including Fortuna by Jan Gawinski. He also signed a plate showing a young woman, dated 1680...

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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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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Annonay (Ardèche) in the middle of the 17th century.

Painter.

The only known work by this artist is a painting entitled Still-life with Books, which was acquired by the Musée de Bourg in 1851. It was not shown or critiqued until the ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Born in Berkshire; died 1611.

Engraver, illustrator.

John Blagrave was a mathematician. The Mathematical Jewel, the work for which he is known, was illustrated with prints engraved by him.