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German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Augsburg.

Born c. 1647; died 1727.

Goldsmith, engraver, print publisher.

Abraham Drentwett's output included 8 plates for Various Silver Pieces and 28 plates for Augsburg Goldwork. He sometimes signed with just his initials.

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Marianne Grivel

(b Paris, 1561; d Paris, c. 1635).

French engraver, draughtsman, print publisher and dealer. He was the son of the goldsmith Pierre Gaultier, but probably not, as has been stated, the son-in-law of Antoine Caron and brother-in-law of Thomas de Leu. His first dated engravings (1576; Linzeler, 13–120) form part of a suite of 108 plates illustrating the New Testament. He was a very prolific engraver—his output reached at least 985 prints—and treated various genres, producing religious engravings, allegories, coats of arms and above all portraits and book illustrations. Although he copied the suite of engravings by Agostino dei Musi and B. Daddi after Raphael’s fresco cycle the Loves of Cupid and Psyche in the Farnesina, Rome (l 163–95), most of his work was from his own drawings. His work was published by a number of print publishers: Pierre Gourdelle (fl 1555–88) and, in 1591, by his wife (e.g. the Salvator Mundi, l...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 17th century, in Lyons.

Goldsmith, engraver.

Jordot was established in Grenoble in 1658, where he engraved colophons for printers and booksellers. An engraver of the name of Jordot engraved tokens towards the middle of the 17th century.

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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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Christiaan Schuckman

(b Amsterdam, 1651–2; d Amsterdam, Oct 21, 1726).

Dutch mezzotint engraver and publisher. He was the son of Leendert Gerritsz. Valck, a silversmith from Amsterdam, and the pupil, brother-in-law and business partner of Abraham Blooteling, with whom he went to London in 1672. Valck’s earliest dated mezzotint, Sleeping Cupid (1677; Hollstein, no. 40), is after a painting by Guido Reni. Valck’s 67 engravings and mezzotints were mostly based on designs by other artists, for example Peter Lely, Gérard de Lairesse (Hollstein, nos 1–2 and 22–3) and Philipp Tidemann (e.g. illustrations for an unpublished Danish translation of Ovid’s Metamorphoses; Hollstein, nos 32–8); they were often published by Valck himself. In Amsterdam he worked in partnership with his brother-in-law Pieter Schenck and later with his son Leonardus Valck. Gerard Valck’s publications include atlases, separate maps and printed globes, as well as series of prints with views of houses belonging to the Orange-Nassau family, trades and professions, fountains, chimneys and birds....