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British, 19th century, male.

Active in Edinburgh.

Died 1820, in Cramlington.

Engraver, archaeologist.

Adam de Cardonnel produced 20 plates for Numismata Scotiae, published in Edinburgh in 1786, and one plate for Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland (London 1788-1793).


Joshua Drapkin

(b Azay-le-Ferron, Indre, June 3, 1756; d Versailles, Nov 1, 1827).

French draughtsman, engraver, sculptor and archaeologist. He received instruction in drawing from Joseph-Marie Vien, Jean-Jacques Lagrenée and Jean-Baptiste Le Prince. In 1778 he departed for Italy, where he developed his landscape draughtsmanship and his passion for antiquity. He travelled incessantly, recording everything he saw and venturing out from Rome to Venice, Naples and Sicily. An example of the numerous drawings he produced is the Ruins of the Baths of Titus Seen from the Colosseum (Paris, Ecole N. Sup. B.-A.). In 1782 a group of amateurs, under the patronage of Emperor Joseph II, commissioned from him a series of views of the Istrian and Dalmatian coast; these were eventually published in J. Lavallée’s Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Istrie et de la Dalmatie. After a brief spell in France, Cassas followed Marie-Gabriel, Comte de Choiseul-Gouffier, to his new ambassadorial post in Constantinople in 1784. He subsequently visited Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Cyprus and Asia Minor, recording his impressions of Alexandria, Cairo, Smyrna, the Temple of Diana (Artemis) at Ephesos and the Palmyra and Baalbek ruins. Many of the 250 drawings dating from this trip were of hitherto unrecorded sights. With Choiseul’s assistance Cassas published these works in the ...


Esther Acevedo

(b London, 1799; d at sea nr Liverpool, 1854).

English draughtsman and printmaker active in Mexico. He studied architecture at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in London and continued his studies in Rome. He accompanied the American archaeologist John Lloyd Stephens (1805–52) on two trips to Mexico. On the first, in 1839–40, he undertook to draw the archaeological ruins of Palenque, Uxmal, Copán and other places or monuments specified by Stephens. Under the terms of the contract Stephens became the owner of the originals, with the right to reproduce them. On the second trip, in 1841–2, Stephens bought Copán with the intention of exporting archaeological pieces from Mexico.

Catherwood employed both the camera lucida and daguerreotypes in the production of drawings, from which more than 200 engravings were made; these were published in two books, Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan (New York, 1841) and Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (New York, ...


French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 September 1753, in Clermont-en-Beauvaisis; died 12 March 1838, in Smyrna.

Draughtsman, painter, engraver, archaeologist.

Fauvel is known to have produced an engraving in colour, as well as The Philosopher after Janinet and a Portrait of the Poet Delille...


Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 26 December 1807, in Hanau (Hesse); died 11 October 1875, in Geneva.

Draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist.

Hermann Hammann wrote and illustrated Memories of a Journey in Switzerland, Geneva 1860, Artistic and Archaeological Portfolio of Switzerland, Geneva 1846, as well as other books. He also illustrated various publications, including ...


Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1772, in Volterra; died 17 May 1846, in La Badia di Fiesole.

Draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist. Architectural views.

Florence (Uffizi): View of the Royal Villa in Careggi (drawing)


French, 19th century, male.

Born 1788, in Paris; died April 1850, in Eu (Seine-Maritime).

Painter, lithographer, archaeologist.

Jean Baptiste Joseph Jorand was a pupil of Fragonard the Younger, Baron Gros and Pillement. His genre subjects were exhibited at the Salon from 1810 to 1849.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 3 August 1777, in Pont-de-l'Arche; died 29 September 1837, in Rouen.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist. Landscapes.

Eustache Langlois studied under Laumonnier and David. He was imprisoned during the Revolution and it was the patronage of Dupont de l'Eure that secured his freedom. Later when he was conscripted into the military he managed to obtain permission to leave thanks to the intervention of Joséphine Bonaparte. He settled in Rouen, was appointed as a teacher at the town's École des Beaux-Arts and had a strong influence over the artists in that region. He used his considerable talent as a watercolour artist to produce paintings of the beautiful artistic features and archeological sites of the ancient capital of Normandy. He himself published and illustrated ...


Danish, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 22 December 1822, in Copenhagen; died 26 September 1911, in Copenhagen.

Painter, engraver (etching), archaeologist. Animals.

Andreas Peter Madsen worked on the decoration of the Thorvaldsen Museum, and exhibited animal paintings from 1846. He painted frescoes at the school of agriculture and the zoological museum in Copenhagen. He executed etchings of landscapes, animals and portraits. He illustrated his archaeological works himself....


German, 19th century, male.

Born 1807, in Berlin.

Draughtsman, lithographer, archaeologist. Architectural views.


Irish, 19th century, male.

Born 1798, in Clonell; died 12 December 1880, in Dublin.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist.

Henry O'Neill became an artist at a very early age and settled in Dublin as a portrait painter and engraver. He also worked as an illustrator and his best-known work is ...


Russian, 19th century, male.

Born 28 February 1818, in Orel; died 18 June 1882, in Peterhof.

Draughtsman, lithographer, archaeologist.

Vasili Aleksandrovich Prokhorov studied at the art academy of St Petersburg, and was the curator of the archaeological museum in the town.


British, 19th century, male.

Born 16 December 1820, in London; died 19 April 1895, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching), archaeologist.

George Scharf was the son of a father of the same name. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools in 1838 and immediately started giving lessons in drawing and composition. In ...


British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 October 1853, in Old Alresford; died 21 December 1940, in South Gorley.

Engraver (etching), illustrator, textile designer, archaeologist. Scenes with figures.

George Heywood Maunoir Sumner trained as a lawyer but chose to pursue a career in art. He lived and worked in London, where he played an important role in the revival of wood engraving. He was a member of the Fitzroy Picture Society, through whom he published reproductions of his prints. He exhibited in London from ...


French, 19th century, male.

Born 23 August 1805, in Brussels, to French parents; died 8 December 1861, in Moulins (Allier).

Painter, archaeologist, lithographer.

Tudot was a pupil of Baron Gros and exhibited at the Salon from 1833 to 1853. He founded the art school in Moulins and taught there. He also wrote and illustrated several manuals on drawing and composition....