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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1733, in Caen (Calvados); died 1770.

Engraver, print publisher.

René Charpentier worked in Paris in the Rue de la Harpe. We have his original engraving, Christ on the Cross.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1710, in Venice; died c. 1780.

Engraver (burin), print publisher.

Carlo Orsolini built up a significant engraving business; he especially engraved religious subjects. As an artist he collaborated in the Florentine Museum.

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Gode Krämer and Roberto Pontual

German family of painters, draughtsmen, and engravers. (1) Georg Philipp Rugendas I, an esteemed painter and graphic artist in Augsburg, established a print publishing house there in 1735. His sons Georg Philipp Rugendas II (1701–74), Christian Rugendas (1708–81), and Jeremias Gottlob Rugendas (1710–72) helped with this business, as did their descendants, including Georg Philipp II’s grandson, the engraver Johann Lorenz Rugendas II (1775–1826). (2) Johann Moritz Rugendas, the son of Johann Lorenz II, was noted particularly for his drawings and paintings of Brazil and other Latin American countries.

(b Augsburg, Nov 27, 1666; d Augsburg, May 9, 1742).

His father, a watchmaker, trained him in copper engraving, but after a fistula on his right hand forced him to abandon this he was apprenticed (...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1680, in Les Andelys (Eure).

Engraver (mezzotint), print publisher.

Isaac Sarrabat was one of the first French artists to engrave in mezzotint, but did not demonstrate great skill. He depicted religious subjects, genre scenes and portraits.