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French, 19th – 20th century, female.

Born 30 October 1858, in Étampes; died 1927, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtswoman, illustrator. Allegorical subjects, genre scenes, portraits, interiors, flowers. Decorative panels.

Abbéma was a pupil of Chaplin, Henner and Carolus-Duran. Until 1926, she exhibited regularly at the Salon des Artistes Français, gaining an honourable commendation in 1881 and a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle of 1900. She was made a Chévalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1906....

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763, in Exeter; died 1851.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Landscapes with figures, natural history (animals/insects).

John White Abbott took up painting initially as a hobby but became well known for his landscapes with animals and human figures. He was particularly influenced by the lesser Dutch masters, notably Peter de Laes. His work sufficiently impressed contemporaries such as Sir Joshua Reynolds and Benjamin West that they urged him to exhibit at the Royal Academy, and he submitted work to the Academy between ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Engraver (steel), illustrator.

A pupil of Frommel. He gained a reputation as an engraver of finely executed landscapes and seascapes. Abresch was also a distinguished illustrator. Engravings by him occur in W. Tombleson's Views of the Rhine published in London in ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born during the first half of the 19th century, in Castrapol.

Painter, lithographer.

After completing his studies at the Academia de San Fernando in Madrid, Acevedo became known as a genre painter and illustrator. He was responsible for some of the drawings for ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Engraver (etching), illustrator. Ex-libris.

H. Isabel Adams provided charming illustrations for an edition of Little Red Riding Hood in the Banbury Cross series. She also produced ex-libris designs.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Exeter, USA, from 1770 to 1810.

Engraver. Ex-libris plates.

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 28 April 1845, in Rouen; died September 1909, in Rouen.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, architect, art writer.

Jules Adeline was a first-time exhibitor at the Paris Salon in 1873, when, as a young architect, he initially contributed sketches and architectural projects. From ...

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Charleston (South Carolina); died 1846, in Philadelphia.

Engraver (line-engraving), illustrator.

James Akin was born in South Carolina, but moved first to Philadelphia and then to Newburyport and Salem in Massachusetts. Among his works are a portrait of ...

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Spanish, 19th century, male.

Born 1804, in Barcelona; died 1860, in Barcelona.

Engraver (line-engraving).

A student at Barcelona City Council's school of drawing, Pablo Alabern's prints appeared in a large number of books published in Catalonia between 1823 and 1850.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active at the end of the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century.

Engraver, illustrator.

Aliprandi was a line and stipple engraver and illustrator who engraved a number of Fragonard subjects, together with scenes of the Revolution (in the manner of Le Barbier) and several portraits of Louis XVIII (after A. du Morrona). He also illustrated the Venice Almanach of ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1785; died 8 April 1851.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, genre scenes, hunting scenes (hunting with hounds), sporting subjects.

Henry Alken showed two portraits at London's Royal Academy in 1801 and 1802. Alken was first and foremost a painter of hunting and sporting subjects. In ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 13 March 1804, in London; died 21 October 1872, in Barnes.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, architect. Landscapes with figures.

Thomas Allom studied architecture under Francis Goodwin and collaborated with him on various projects in towns throughout England. In 1834, he started drafting plans for the Houses of Parliament; these were engraved on the express instructions of the House of Commons....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 19 March 1833, in Paris; died 4 July 1898, in Marlotte (now Bourron-Marlotte), near Fontainebleau.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Landscapes, landscapes with figures, waterscapes, flowers.

Barbizon School.

Allongé studied painting under Léon Cogniet and Ducomet at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He initially tried his hand at historical themes, competing - as it turned out, unsuccessfully - in the Prix de Rome. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1855 to 1868 and in London from 1876 to 1878. His work was among paintings exhibited at ...

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Dutch, 19th century, male.

Born 6 September 1822, in Den Burg op Texel; died 6 June 1890, in Amsterdam.

Painter, copyist, lithographer. Portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Sybrand Altmann was the son of Hendrik Altmann. In 1880, he taught at the Amsterdam academy of drawing, where he had previously studied under Petrus van Schendel....

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 25 February 1822, in Berlin; died 10 September 1899, in Berlin.

Painter, lithographer, illustrator. Genre scenes.

Amberg was a pupil of the Berlin academy and Professor Herbigs, but also worked from 1839 to 1842 in Karl Bega's studio. He first exhibited in Berlin in ...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1803, in Vienna; died 15 January 1887, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Biedermeier.

Amerling was from a poor family and had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get his artistic career under way. He began by illuminating geographical maps and doing line engravings. In ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 17 December 1791, in Schinznach; died 14 May 1849, in Munich.

Engraver (burin/etching), draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits. Frontispieces.

Samuel Amsler learnt basic drawing skills from Wildegg, and was later a pupil of burin engraver Oberkogler in Zurich, and Johann Heinrich Lips and Karl Hess at the academy in Munich. In 1816, he went to Rome with painter Joh. Anton Ramboux and became friends with and an associate of Overbeck, Cornelius, Thorvaldsen and other young artists of the Nazarene school. This is how he and his friend Barth came to engrave the frontispiece of Cornelius's ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Activec.1880.

Engraver, illustrator.

A wood engraver, Anderson worked as an illustrator for several American newspapers.

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American, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1775, in New York; died 17 January 1870, in New Jersey.

Engraver, draughtsman, illustrator.

Alexander Anderson, the son of a Scotsman, was the first person to practise wood engraving in the USA. He first studied medicine and qualified as a doctor in ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Active in Philadelphia 1811-1824.

Engraver (line-engraving).

Hugh Anderson engraved portraits for several books.