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French, 18th century, male.

Born 22 March 1705, in Nancy; died 27 March 1778, in Paris.

Sculptor, art restorer, decorative designer.

The second son of Jacob-Sigisbert Adam, Nicolas-Sébastien Adam left Nancy at the age of 16 and went to continue his studies in Paris. He made rapid progress and became widely known. The treasurer general of Languedoc summoned him to the Château de La Mosson, near Montpellier, and commissioned him to embellish his château with sculptures. He remained there for four years and in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor. Monuments.

Taught at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and was responsible chiefly for the restoration of ancient monuments and sculptures. He was known still to be alive in 1807. In 1780 he was commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia to sculpt the tomb of Raffael Mengs in St Peter's, Rome....

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Albert  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Sculptor.

Albert played an important part in the work carried out for the Prince de Condé between 1768 and 1774 on the Hôtel de Lassay and the Palais-Bourbon, especially the restoration of the ten groups of children placed along the balustrade of the palace roof....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born in Rome.

Sculptor.

Worked under Valadier in 1800 on the restoration of the baptismal fonts in Orvieto Cathedral.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Records of the Bourbon court for 1791 list him as a 'marbler'. He is known to have worked from 1799 to 1805 on the restoration of sculptures uncovered during archaeological excavations.

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Philippe Durey

He arrived in Paris in 1765 to become a pupil of Augustin Pajou. Although he never won the Prix de Rome, he appears to have travelled to Rome in the early 1770s. About 1780 or 1781 he was involved in the decoration of Claude-Nicolas Ledoux’s Hôtel Thélusson, Paris. From ...

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Augsburg during the first half of the 18th century.

Sculptor.

This artist, who taught Leonhard Riedlinger, produced numerous sculptures for the restoration of the Dominican convent in Augsburg.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1763, in Toulon; died 28 February 1831, in Toulon.

Sculptor, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, seascapes. Decorative schemes.

Brun first studied sculpture at the workshop of the Port of Toulon, before moving to Rome in 1782, where he spent six months perfecting his art with the Roman masters of the day. With no means to support himself, he eventually returned to France. Two years later, influential patrons secured him a grant from the King, enabling him to study in Italy for a further four years. Upon his return to Toulon in ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1716, in Rome; died 1799, in Rome.

Sculptor.

Pupil of Monnot. He was an antique dealer and devoted most of his time to restoration work. He was friendly with Winckelmann and worked a great deal for Cardinal Albani. His (relatively few) works are mostly Baroque in style. Best known for his ...

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Seymour Howard

Italian sculptor, restorer, dealer, collector and antiquary. He lived and worked all his life in the artists’ quarter of Rome. He was apprenticed to the French sculptor Pierre-Etienne Monnot from c. 1729 to 1733, and by 1732 had become a prize-winning student at the Accademia di S Luca. From the early 1730s he appears to have worked for Cardinal ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Rouen.

Architect, sculptor.

He worked mainly in churches, on restoration works, and built and decorated altars.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 25 January 1750, in Paris.

Sculptor.

François Dessus La Mare lived in Angers, where he worked on the restoration of the cathedral.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 16 July 1682; died 7 June 1763.

Painter, sculptor, architect.

The son of Claude Dubreuil, Jean Baptiste Dubreuil worked with him on the restoration of the door of Lyons town hall, and decorated several rooms there.

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Active in Baselc.1751.

Sculptor (stone).

Fricker worked on the restoration of Basel Cathedral.

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French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor.

In 1716, he was mentioned with regard to the restoration of the tabernacle of the St Martin Church in Pau. He was mentioned in 1769 for other works, including an altarpiece, The Descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Toulouse; died 28 May 1839, in Paris.

Sculptor.

A student of François Lucas, this artist exhibited at the Salon between 1799 and 1833. He was a professor at the Académie in Toulouse and restorer at the antiques museum at the Louvre from ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1736, in Lunéville (Meurthe-et-Moselle); died 1805, in Lunéville.

Sculptor.

In 1767, Mathis worked on the restoration of fountains in the Place Royale in Nancy. At around the same time, he worked on the decoration of the Château de Chanteheux. He spent many years in Russia....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Sculptor.

In 1795, Melis won second prize from the Accademia di San Luca in Rome for a terracotta, Jacob Taking Leave of Benjamin. From 1798 to 1801, he worked as a restorer at the museum in Raxa, Majorca.

Raxa (Mus.): Head of a Woman...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Of Milanese origin; died 1802, in Vilnius.

Sculptor.

Piano worked on the restoration of the church of SS. Pietro e Paolo in Vilno.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Urbino.

Born 15 November 1759; died 25 May 1848.

Sculptor, painter, architect, art restorer. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Michelangelo Dolci, Francesco Rondelli succeeded his master as professor at the academy in Urbino. He carved a number of figures of angels in Urbino Cathedral as well as painting a ...