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A. G.  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Monogram of an engraver (including copper), print publisher (?). Religious subjects.

A.G. is mentioned by Brulliot, and believed to have been a pupil of Marcantonio Raimondi. He is known for his Virgin Holding the Infant Jesus, and Crowned by Two Angels...

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 18th century.

Engraver, print publisher.

Pieter Boudewyn van der Aa worked in Leiden from 1700 to 1750. He was both an artist and a businessman and published a number of catalogues for his business, notably in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1836, in Mechelen, to French parents; died 1 April 1894, in Paris.

Engraver (etching/burin).

Abot studied under Gaucherel. He was among the artists retained by the publisher Goupil, whose titles included the journal L'Art and the Gazette des Beaux-Arts...

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British, 18th century, male.

Engraver (line-engraving).

Francis Adams published a satirical journal in 1773 and penned several portraits in 1774; he received an Arts Society award in 1760.

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1803, in New Germantown (New Jersey); died 1880, in Morristown (New Jersey).

Engraver (wood).

Joseph Alexander Adams worked for several years as a printer and then devoted himself to engraving on wood, which he initially studied alone. He later received advice from the engraver Alexander Anderson. He became a master and, with his pupils and collaborators, undertook the great work that made his reputation, ...

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(b Holywood, County Down, Ireland, Jan 26, 1922).

Australian painter, printmaker, book designer, lecturer, collector, gallery director and publisher of limited edition artists’ books, of Irish decent. He worked as a draughtsman before entering war service in the British Admiralty from 1940 to 1949, including five years in Colombo, where he made sketching trips to jungle temples with the Buddhist monk and artist Manjsiro Thero. Between 1949 and 1951 Adams worked as an exhibition designer in London and studied wood-engraving with Gertrude Hermes in her evening class at the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design). In 1951, after moving to Melbourne, Adams began a 30-year teaching commitment at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), where he instructed many of the younger generation of Australian printmakers, including George Baldessin and Jan Senbergs. A brief return to Britain and Ireland in 1957–8 provided experience with Dolmen Press, Dublin, which published his first book of engravings, ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1780, in Nuremberg.

Engraver (line-engraving).

A pupil of Ambroise Gabler, he specialised in work for printers. Two portraits by him are mentioned, one of Marie Reizammer and one of Nanette Kuhn.

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Breslau (now Wroclaw).

Engraver.

Son of the fabric printer John David Adolph.

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Flemish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born c. 1527, in Brussels; died 1612, in Rome.

Engraver, draughtsman, print publisher.

Flemish School.

Nicolaus van Aelst learned drawing and engraving in his home town of Brussels, then went to Rome where he set up a thriving trade in prints. This was his main activity, although he continued to engrave with a burin. It should be noted, however, that he was only the printer of the engraving of the statue of Henry II, the original artist being Tempesta....

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Active between 1809 and 1826 in Moscow.

Engraver (line-engraving).

This artist belonged to the school of the Moscow printer and collector P.P. Beketov. Under the direction of J. Rosanov, N.Z. Sokolov and A.J. Ossipov, Afanasiev engraved a series of three hundred portraits of famous Russians, published in three volumes between ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Engraver (steel).

This artist worked mainly for publisher G. G. Lange in Darmstadt.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Rome at the end of the 16th century.

Engraver, print publisher.

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Engraver, draughtsman.

According to Zani, Antonio di Alessio was also a publisher. Otley mentions three of his decorative engravings: a frontispiece with a dedication addressed to the publisher Antonio Lafreri; another showing trophies of arms and a sphinx; and a third showing a Triton playing a violin, a mask and a sphinx....

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Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born 19 January 1640, in Amsterdam.

Engraver.

Paul Allard was the son of the well-known publisher Hugo Allard and of Maria of Goyer. He published geographical maps and portraits until around 1706.

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American, 18th century, male.

Activec.1792.

Engraver.

John Allen worked in line engraving for various publishers in New York, Boston and Philadelphia.

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17th century, male.

Print publisher, engraver (?).

Active in Cologne and, according to Heinecken, in Strasbourg.

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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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French, 19th century, female.

Engraver (stippling).

Mme André worked for the Parisian publisher Papavoine. According to Füssli, she was responsible for the engraving of the Foundling, from an original drawing by Countess Lavinia Spencer.

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Jan Johnson

(b Mantua, 1558–9; d 1629).

Italian woodcutter and printer. He was the only printmaker to produce a significant number of chiaroscuro woodcuts in Italy in the second half of the 16th century; he also reprinted chiaroscuro woodblocks originally cut 60 or 70 years earlier. He made at least 35 prints in both black and white and colour (many multiple-sheet), using a sophisticated style of cutting characterized by thin, closed contours. Based in Florence in 1584–5 and from 1586 in Siena, by 1590 he was also finding work in his native Mantua, where he is documented as establishing a workshop. He reproduced the designs of artists in diverse media with great fidelity: for example he made several prints (1586–90) after Domenico Beccafumi’s intarsia pavement designs in Siena Cathedral, three prints (1584) from different angles of Giambologna’s marble sculpture of the Rape of the Sabines (Florence, Loggia dei Lanzi; see fig.), as well as of the bas-relief on the base of the same group and of Giambologna’s relief of ...

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Jetty E. van der Sterre

(fl Basle, 1485; d 1524).

German engraver and printer. He established himself in Basle in 1485 but subsequently worked as a printer in Strasbourg (1487, 1488), Pforzheim (1500–10), Tübingen (1511–17) and Hagenau (1516–22). Although a few of his prints bear dates between 1501 and 1506, stylistically his work belongs to the 15th-century tradition....