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French, 18th century, male.

Born 25 September 1731, in Abbeville; died 7 December 1797, in Abbeville.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), print publisher.

He came to Paris when he was very young, and trained with Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. He quickly earned a reputation as a skilled engraver. His work is characterised by fine, fluid, deft strokes of the burin. He was granted the title of Engraver to the King and, on ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died 1785.

Painter, print publisher.

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David Blayney Brown

(b London, c. 1758; d Byfleet, Surrey, June 4, 1834).

Miniature painter and publisher. He was originally self-taught and then a pupil of John Smart (1741–1811), whose work he copied and whose style he imitated: between 1783 and 1828 he was an occasional exhibitor at the Royal Academy, being appointed in 1789 painter in watercolours to George III and miniature painter to Queen Charlotte (1744–1818). He was a keen promoter of history painting and in 1792 launched a prospectus for an edition of David Hume’s History of England, to be ‘superbly embellished’ with illustrations engraved after historical paintings by leading artists, including Benjamin West, Robert Smirke, Francis Wheatley and Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg. Bowyer also published the Historic Gallery, which, until its failure, with great financial loss, in 1806, provided substantial patronage to history painters and fostered a taste for national history paintings, especially of medieval subjects. The five folios that appeared contained, in addition to engravings of historical paintings, engraved portraits, manuscripts and antiquarian material. Bowyer also published ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1772, in Nantes; died 1817, in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), print publisher.

Alexis Chataigner, a pupil of François-Marie Queverdo, was one of the most prolific engravers of the Revolution and the Empire.

Paris, 14 Dec 1935: The Husband's Departure...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1660, in Paris; died c. 1730.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Jean Crépy was the brother of Louis Crépy and is best remembered for his portraits. Le Blanc attributes 35 plates to him.

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born c. 1680.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Louis Crépy made engravings after Le Brun, Lancret, Van Loo and Watteau.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Versailles.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1734, in Paris.

Draughtsman, print publisher, musician.

He drew the illustrations for a number of travel books: Pictures... of Switzerland ( Tableaux... de la Suisse) (Paris, 1780-86), Description... of France ( Description... de la France) and Story of Saugnier's journeys to the African coast...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1756, in Paris; died 1806.

Engraver, draughtsman, print publisher.

Laurent Guyot studied under Tiliard. He made his debut at the Salon in 1793 with views of the countryside around Rome after Pernet, and several genre scenes after Mallet, Lheine, Garneray, and Bellanger. That so many well established artists should supply him with their subjects for reproduction suggests that he was already enjoying a healthy reputation. It can be surmised that Guyot, like many other young artists, was reluctant to exhibit in the restrictive academic climate of the time, which had seen the abolition of the Académie de Saint Luc. Even so, Guyot already ranked among the best colour engravers. At the ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 9 May 1695, in Orléans; died 11 June 1772, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features, print dealer.

There is much confusion about the biography and whereabouts of the Huquiers, apparently because of mistakes in earlier works about Gabriel and Jacques Gabriel. Le Blanc swaps their first names around, giving the father the names of the son. Bryan's Dictionary states that Gabriel died in London, yet there is a certificate of burial drawn up in the parish of St-Benoît for the 30 June 1772 to prove the opposite. His alleged flight to England following the publication of a pamphlet attacking the Jesuits and subsequently pinned on him has not been verified and fits better with what we know of Jacques Gabriel. Because of their place in the history of French engraving, it is a matter of no small importance to get as clear a view as possible of these artists....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Draughtsman, engraver, print publisher.

This artist was active in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 18th century. An engraver named Andries Kartensz. de Leth was married in that city in 1693. His work, which comprises nearly 200 leaves of Views of Holland...

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Austrian, 18th century, male.

Died 1807, in Vienna.

Engraver (wood/copper), painter, print publisher.

Loeschenkohl depicted contemporary events and characters. His principal plates include the Death of Empress Maria Theresa, New Year's Celebrations at Court, and a series of engravings on the French Revolution. He is also known for his ...

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Juliann Wolfgram

[Baiō]

(b 1686; d 1764).

Japanese print designer, painter, book illustrator and publisher. Although Masanobu’s artistic career spanned six decades, Edo-period (1600–1868) documents reveal little about his life. However, his prolific artistic output and technical innovations make him one of the leading figures of the early history of Japanese woodblock printing and ukiyoe (‘pictures of the floating world’, see Japan §X 2., (iii)). He began his career in 1701 with a copy of an album of courtesans known as Keisei ehon (‘Yoshiwara picture book’; Chicago, IL, A. Inst.) by Torii Kiyonobu I (see Torii family, §1). His earliest sumizurie (‘black-and-white pictures’) were based on the subject-matter and style of the Torii school and were published in sets of 12 large prints (ōban) or in illustrated books (ehon). Masanobu illustrated no less than 19 novelettes and produced over 30 ehon (see Japan §X 2.). During the formative stage of his career, Masanobu also wrote popular fiction, which led him to develop a pictorial means of conveying literary wit and humour. Through the production of visual parodies of classical themes, known as ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Painter, engraver (burin), print publisher.

In 1716, Gilles Mortain published Plans, Profiles and Elevations of the City and Palace of Versailles, a series of plates engraved from his own drawings.

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Painter, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Savinien Mortain collaborated with his brother Gilles.

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Ebba Krull

(b Augsburg, bapt Nov 2, 1721; d Augsburg, April 11, 1788).

German miniature painter, draughtsman, engraver and print publisher. He was trained in painting miniatures by his parents, Rosina Barbara Nilson (c. 1691–1763) and Andreas Nilson (c. 1690–1751), as well as by Hieronymus Sperling (1695–1777), and in copper engraving by Johann Lorenz Haid. After his father’s death Johann inherited his artist’s rights and founded a printing house in 1751, where he published some 70 series of prints after his own and other people’s designs (e.g. by Johann Evangelist Holzer, Boucher, Johann Elias Ridinger and Georg Philipp Rugendas), engraved by himself and others. He was appointed to the Prussian court in 1752 and received a commission for miniature portraits of the first 12 Brandenburg Electors (Berlin, Kstbib. & Mus.; Munich, Staatl. Graph. Samml.; Augsburg, Maximilianmus.). His marriage to a pastor’s daughter in 1755 aided his ascent from craftsman status: in 1761 he was appointed court painter to ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1732, in Perugia; died before 15 December 1810, in Perugia, where he was buried on that date, in S Teresa.

Painter, decorative designer, print publisher. Historical subjects. Church decoration.

A pupil of Fr. Busti, Orsini continued his training in Rome with Masucci and Capriozzi. He became the director of the academy of Perugia and executed many of the chancel pictures in the cathedral of Perugia....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver, print dealer.

The son of François de Poilly the Younger and grandson of Nicolas the Elder, Antoine de Poilly is mentioned on his father's death certificate.