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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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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1728, in Lautrec (Tarn); died probably, in Lautrec (Tarn).

Painter, decorative artist, tapestry maker.

Alaux's father was Pierre Alaux, a master tapestry maker, and his grandfather was Gilles Alaux, a master sculptor.

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Portuguese, 18th century, male.

Died c. 1769.

Architect, sculptor.

A brother of the sculptor José d'Almeida, Felix Vincente was architect and interior decorator to the Portugese royal house in around 1750.

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Amiot  

French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor, decorative designer.

Amiot lived in the Franche-Comté, where in 1701 he collaborated with François Choye on the decoration of the churches of Moncey (Doubs) and Foncine (Jura).

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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Wittingau (Southern Bohemia).

Sculptor. Religious furnishings (altars).

Andrée lived in the early 18th century. He did several altars, notably the main altar and side altars of the monastic church of St Aegidius in Wittingau (Trebon, Bohemia). He is also recorded as having done the altars in the Gethsemane Chapel in Wittingau, destroyed in ...

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Maria Helena Mendes Pinto

Portuguese wood-carver and cabinetmaker. From 1766 he worked uninterruptedly on commissions from the royal family or under their patronage, even after the court had gone into exile in Brazil in 1807. His name is recorded from 1803 in the book of those receiving communion in Rua S Roque in the Encarnação parish where he, like many other wood-carvers, lived or had his workshop. He was licensed as a wood-carver of the Casa do Infantado and later of the royal palaces (...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Sculptor, decorative artist.

An Italian artist who settled in Denmark and painted two ceilings in Frederiksborg Castle in 1708.

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1744, in Pistoia (Tuscany); died 22 October 1816, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver, sculptor, decorative designer.

Baldi studied drawing and painting initially under Francesco Beneforti in Pistoia, then travelled to Bologna, where he entered the workshop of the painter Mauro Tezi, with whom he subsequently collaborated as an assistant. He enjoyed the patronage of Count Massimiliano Gini. He excelled expecially at painting flowers. According to Zani, Valentino Baldi was also an engraver and sculptor....

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born in Genoa; died 3 August 1794, in Toulon.

Sculptor, modeller.

Nicolas Bertolusso visited Toulon, married there in 1743 and settled in the city. Between 1780 and 1788 he worked as a naval decorator in the Toulon shipyards.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1692, in Bologna; died 1776.

Painter, decorative designer, fresco artist, draughtsman, sculptor. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, figures, landscapes with figures. Stage sets, church decoration.

The year of Vittorio Bigari's death is questioned by some sources cited by Moser, which contend that he lived and worked in Russia until ...

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Daniela Di Castro Moscati

Italian furniture-maker, sculptor and ornamentalist. He belonged to a family who owned a workshop of wood-carvers and organcase-makers in Asti. In 1773 he started working for the Savoy family and the following year gained admission to the Accademia di S Luca, Turin. In the accounts of the royal family he is recorded as having supplied numerous stools, chairs, armchairs, benches, sofas, screens, prie-dieux, beds and mirrors, as well as many ornamental panels and chests-of-drawers, for the ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 29 August 1688, in Paris; died 19 June 1754, in Paris.

Cabinet maker, carver.

Son of Charles André Boulle with whom he worked at the beginning of his career, Charles Joseph Boulle was cabinet-maker and carver to the king.

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Bohemian School, 18th century, male.

Born 25 February 1684, in Otz (Tyrol), or in Sautens (Tyrol), according to some sources; died 15 February 1738, in Prague.

Sculptor, decorative designer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects. Statues.

Mathias Bernard Braun established himself in Prague in 1710. Little is known of the early life of this Baroque sculptor. It is thought that he studied in Italy, where he was strongly influenced by the works of Bernini....

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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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Rosamond Allwood

English cabinetmaker and sculptor. He seems to have acquired an early training in sculpture from his mother, who made a display of life-size waxwork figures, exhibited in and around Birmingham from 1794. By 1798 he had gained a reputation as a portrait sculptor and soon set up independently as a ‘Miniature-painter and Portrait-modeller in Rice-paste’. His brother, ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bergamo.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Probably the son of Giovanni Battista.

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1671, in Romano; died 1754, in Bergamo.

Architect, sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Active in Bergamo.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

Active in Bergamo. Probably the son of Giovanni Battista.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Brescia in the first half of the 18th century.

Sculptor (wood), marquetry worker.

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Carrara.

Died 1773, in Carrara.

Sculptor, decorative designer.