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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Naplesc.1640.

Painter. Architectural views. Decorative schemes.

Neapolitan School.

Reputed as a skilful decorator and architectural painter, Acquarelli worked predominantly in church, palazzo and theatre decoration, frequently in co-operation with Scoppa.

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Dunkirk during the second half of the 17th century.

Painter, decorative designer.

Dunkirk School.

His name occurs in 1663 as an assistant to Jean de Reyn, who painted the armorial bearings of the town of Dunkirk.

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Painter, decorative artist.

Albuyana is mentioned as the painter of decorations on military armour in Barcelona some time around 1636.

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17th century, male.

Active in Forli.

Painter, decorative designer.

Alemanni is credited with having painted frescoes for the church and presbytery of the church of S Carmine in Forli. 'Alemanni' may well be a reference to the artist's German nationality rather than any proper name....

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Portuguese, 16th – 17th century, male.

Died 1631, in Lisbon, at a very advanced age.

Painter, decorative designer.

Andrade was a pupil of Francisco de Bovadilhas. Around 1587 he produced images for festivals and processions. According to Cyrillo Machado he painted a number of works depicting the ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Painter, decorative artist.

Worked in Bologna during the first half of the 17th century, principally decorating public monuments.

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French, 17th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

A painter for the Bâtiments du Roi. He is mentioned in 1671 in connection with payment for painting and gilding work done on the ceiling of the Grande Galerie in the Louvre.

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1628, in Eu (Seine-Maritime); died 18 June 1708, in Paris.

Painter, decorative designer, architect. Ornaments.

Guillaume Anguier, a brother of the well-known sculptors Michel and François, was one of the artists employed on Colbert's orders in the Gobelins factory. He was granted the title of 'king's painter' and worked on the decoration of the great staircase at the Louvre and of the châteaux of St-Germain-en-Laye and Versailles. He was also an architect....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Painter. Theatre decoration.

His paintings of the Teatro della Fiera in Bologna were subsequently engraved by Giuseppe Maria Mitelli.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born in Brescia.

Painter. Decorative artist.

Arighini spent thirty years as a theatre set designer in the service of Duke Georg Wilhelm of Brunswick. In 1676, he was entrusted with the supervision of construction at the Duke's new castle in Celle....

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Born 18 August 1581, in Zurich; died 1638.

Painter. Portraits. Decorative schemes.

Son of Rudolf Asper, active in Zurich, where he painted a large number of portraits.

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Swiss, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 12 January 1552, in Zurich; died 1611.

Painter. Decorative schemes, coats of arms.

Rudolf Asper was the son of Hans Asper I and the younger brother of Hans Rudolf Asper. According to Paul Ganz, several portraits after Hans Asper should be attributed to Rudolf....

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Sophie Page

Astrology is the art of predicting events on earth as well as human character and disposition from the movements of the planets and fixed stars. Medieval astrology encompassed both general concepts of celestial influence, and the technical art of making predictions with horoscopes, symbolic maps of the heavens at particular moments and places constructed from astronomical information. The scientific foundations of the art were developed in ancient Greece, largely lost in early medieval Europe and recovered by the Latin West from Arabic sources in the 12th and 13th centuries. Late medieval astrological images were successfully Christianized and were adapted to particular contexts, acquired local meanings and changed over time....

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1614, near Bergamo, to a family originally from Desenzano; died 13 May 1689, in Albino.

Painter, decorative designer.

Giovanni Battista Azzola studied the decorative arts under Viviani in Brescia. By 1649, he was working independently, decorating ceiling frescoes in the Palazzo Francesco Morone in Bergamo. In ...

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1608, in Säckingen.

Painter, decorative designer.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Piacenza between 1655 and 1685.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver (burin), decorative designer.

Concluded his studies under Ferrante. Baderna is certainly responsible for a number of altarpieces in churches in his native city, including those in S Trinita, S Andrea and in the church of the Campagna at S Pietro d'Alcantara. In ...

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Active in Genoa.

Painter, decorative designer.

Bargone was a pupil of Andrea and Ottavio Semini, and showed remarkable talent as a painter and draughtsman. According to Soprani, the prospect of Bargone's success aroused the envy of his friend Lazzaro Calvi and he poisoned the artist during a meal....

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Spanish, 17th century, male.

Active between 1627 and 1657.

Painter. Still-lifes (flowers/fruit). Wall decorations.

It is thought that Francisco Barrera studied in Madrid around the 1620s, his style being reminiscent of Juan van der Harnen. In 1640 he participated in the artists' protest against the Alcabala taxes (a 10 percent tax originally imposed by the Muslims, when they controlled Spain, on the transfer of goods, personal property, etc.)....

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French, 17th century, male.

Died 6 November 1678, in Paris.

Painter, decorative designer.

Antoine Barroy was admitted to the Académie de St-Luc in 1661. He worked in Paris as Painter in Ordinary to the King. After his death, four paintings were found in his studio : ...

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Swiss, 17th century, male.

Painter, decorative designer.

Hans Bernhard Becker the Younger was the son of Bernhard Becker. He was admitted to the Zum Himmel Guild in Basel in 1677.