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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born in the Netherlands.

Engraver (line-engraving). Vignettes, frontispieces.

Frans Allen worked first in the Low Countries, then in northern Germany from 1654 and later in Danzig, now Gdansk. There is no trace of the artist after 1685. He generally produced vignettes, frontispieces and a variety of illustrations for different publications....

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Heidelberg.

Engraver.

Johann, the brother of Klemens Ammon, worked in Heidelberg and Frankfurt between 1645 and 1654. A publisher of engravings and a bookseller, he and his brother continued the publication of Bibliotheca calcographica after the death of Theodor de Bry....

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurt.

Engraver (burin).

A Frankfurt bookseller, Arcerius published a portrait of J. Maccovius which was engraved by van Dalen.

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Frankfurtc.1670.

Engraver.

Related to Abraham and Pierre Aubry. He engraved large numbers of plates for booksellers and for his own business (he was a dealer in engravings).

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17th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (wood). Frontispieces, vignettes.

Engraver active in Germany; Brulliot refers to his vignettes and frontispieces.

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British, 17th century, male.

Born 1626, in Lincolnshire; died 1702, 11 August 1704 according to some sources.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Portraits, hunting scenes, animals, birds, landscapes with figures.

Francis Barlow initially painted portraits, like his master, William Shepherd. He soon went on, however, to devote his attentions to painting horses, dogs and birds from life and has been described as the first English sporting painter for works like ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1589, in Badonviller (Meuse); died 6 June 1639, in Badonviller.

Draughtsman, engraver. Ex-libris plates.

Barthol was a citizen of Geneva on 27 December 1631. He drew and engraved the ex-libris of the library of Geneva academy.

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Polish, 17th century, male.

Active in Cracow towards the end of the 17th century.

Engraver (wood).

Nikolaus Bereszniewicz is mentioned from 1678 to 1689 as illustrator of literary works including Fortuna by Jan Gawinski. He also signed a plate showing a young woman, dated 1680...

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German, 17th century, male.

Active in Germany.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher. Ornaments, decorative designs, frontispieces.

Paul Birckenhultz's engravings included ornamental plates, frontispieces and various works for silver- and goldsmiths. Mention should also be made of an engraving depicting The Four Elements.

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British, 17th century, male.

Born in Berkshire; died 1611.

Engraver, illustrator.

John Blagrave was a mathematician. The Mathematical Jewel, the work for which he is known, was illustrated with prints engraved by him.

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Parma and Venice.

Born in Parma.

Engraver (burin). Portraits. Frontispieces.

Known for his portraits and frontispieces.

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1567; died 1616.

Illuminator, engraver.

Pompée de Bouzey was the son of the nephew of Pierre Woeiriot. One of his works was Joseph and Potiphar (1614), while he also made some medallions representing mythological figures.

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Dutch School, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1585; died 1642-1646, in Oslo, Norway.

Painter, illustrator, engraver (?). Portraits, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Adam van Breen was married in The Hague in 1611, and became a member of the guild there in 1612. In 1617 he produced illustrations for the work ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1630, in London.

Engraver, illustrator.

William Carter was a pupil of Wenzel Hollar and imitated his master's style. It is likely that he collaborated with Hollar on several of the latter's works. Most of Carter's engravings were vignettes and ornamental designs intended to illustrate books. ...

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born in Haarlem; died 1681, buried 14 January in Haarlem.

Painter, engraver (wood).

Abraham Casteleyn belonged to the booksellers' guild in 1653. In 1656 he founded the newspaper Oprechte Haerlemse Courant. He also wrote poetry but, according to Thieme and Becker, he was only a printer....

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British, 17th century, male.

Active in London between 1628 and 1635.

Draughtsman, engraver. Portraits. Frontispieces.

Thomas Cecill is known for a series of portraits and several frontispieces.

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Tadeusz Chrzanowski

(fl 1670; d Jan 30, 1707).

Polish goldsmith, engraver and writer. He produced engraved frontispieces for J. Liberius’s book The Blessed Virgin Mary’s Sea Star (1670) and his own work St Elegius’s Life … (1687). He is noted in the guild records from 1689. Few of his silver pieces have been identified, as he did not use name marks. The impressive monstrance in St Mary’s church in Kraków is attributed to him. Works that are certainly by him include the ‘robes’ on the painting of the Holy Virgin in the Dominican church in Kraków and the small plate from the tabernacle in St Anne’s, Kraków. Ceypler’s most important work is an octagonal reliquary for the head of St Jan Kanty (1695; Kraków, St Anne), signed in Latin. It was designed by King John III’s court painter, Jerzy Eleuter Szymonowicz-Siemiginowski (c. 1660–1711), and was executed by Ceypler with the help of his pupil, ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Active in Oxford.

Died 1662.

Engraver.

John Chantry lived during the reign of Charles II. He produced a number of portraits but devoted most of his time to providing illustrations for booksellers. The style of his burin engravings was somewhat hard. He often signed his plates ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Born 1631, in London; died 1671, in London.

Engraver, illustrator.

A mathematician, Edward Cocker illustrated his own works including Magnum in Parvo or The Pen's Perfection, published in London in 1672.

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British, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1590; died 1627, in London.

Engraver. Frontispieces.

A contemporary of Elstracke and Van de Passes, Francis Delaram engraved several plates in the precise, conventional style of the time. He was especially successful as a portrait painter. He is noted for three frontispieces and 28 portraits....