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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Sculptor, medallist.

Cited by Zani. Alberghetti would appear to come from a well-known family of artists of the same name who worked from the Renaissance to the end of the 18th century as both casters and sculptors in Ferrara, Florence and Venice (where several were in charge of casting operations at the Artillery)....

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Mark Jones

French medallist, engraver and illustrator. He was first apprenticed to the medallist André Lavau (d 1808) and then attended the Académie de Peinture et de Sculpture in Bordeaux. In 1786 he travelled to Paris and entered the workshop of Nicolas-Marie Gatteaux. His first great success was a large, realistic and highly detailed medal representing the ...

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Polish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1770, in Dukla; died after 1824, in Warsaw.

Sculptor, medallist.

Karl Barrend studied under Mathhaei Mattersperger, Casanova and Höckner in Dresden. In 1794 he showed several of his wax reliefs at the art exhibition held in the town. In ...

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Belgian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1768, in Namur; died 10 June 1826.

Architect, sculptor, engraver, metal worker.

Barbier studied first in Belgium before completing his studies in Antwerp at the studio of J. Verbekt. He was appointed sculptor of the king's buildings and lived for a time at the Louvre. His works include medallions of ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 3 August 1793, in Paris; died 10 June 1855, in Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Engraver, medallist, draughtsman. Coins, banknotes, postage stamps, seals.

Barre was apprenticed at the age of twelve to a carver, foundry worker and gilder. Four years later, he was drafted into the fire service in Paris, where he worked until ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bolognac.1700.

Sculptor, medallist.

Sculpted a Holy Family group for the archbishop's palace in Bologna, and the figures on either side of the altar in the degli Angeli church.

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Lucia Pirzio Biroli Stefanelli

His numerous works, almost all dispersed, are documented in literary sources. His work, executed with meticulous attention to detail, consists primarily of cameo reproductions of paintings on large size stones. His masterpiece is considered to be the Tent of Darius (1828; Cremona, Mus. Civ.), carved in white Brazilian topaz and based on the painting by Charles Le Brun (Versailles, Château). The former work was commissioned by ...

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 22 September 1704, in Mons (Hainaut); died, in Italy.

Sculptor.

Bettignies was the third son of Claude-Joseph de Bettignies(1675-1740), an architect, sculptor and goldsmith in Mons.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 5 July 1760, in Carpentras; died after 1812.

Goldsmith, sculptor.

Brother of Jean Pierre Xavier and Jean Joseph Xavier Bidauld. He worked in Toulouse, making sculptures in metal and wood.

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Elisabeth Gurock

German medallist and wax-modeller. She was the daughter of Georg Pfründt, wax-modeller, medallist and engraver. In 1659 she married the medallist Johann Bartholomäus Braun (fl 1636–74; d 1684); thus before 1659 her works are signed a.m.p., and after that year, a.m.b. Braun first worked in Nuremberg, and later in Frankfurt am Main, becoming particularly recognized as a portraitist. In the style of Alessandro Abondio she produced wax portrait reliefs of numerous members of the princely houses of the Netherlands, Germany and other countries; on two occasions she was summoned to the Viennese court. An example of her work is a portrait of Ludwig William, Margrave of Baden (Brunswick, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Mus.). Braun also modelled free-standing wax figures, such as the signed statuette of ...

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Hannelore Hägele

German medallist and engraver. In 1768 he began his career in Augsburg, where he exhibited medals of the municipal curators Langenmantel and Amman and of Paul von Stetten. He later went to Karlsruhe, where he became court medallist and die-engraver; he also worked in Durlach. Stylistically, his medals, often initialled ...

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Gertrud Seidmann

English gem-engraver, medallist, wax modeller and miniature painter. Of humble origins, he was self-taught as an engraver but studied drawing and modelling at the St Martin’s Lane Academy and in the gallery of casts belonging to Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond, known as the Duke of Richmond’s Academy. He exhibited with the Society of Artists, of which he was a director, from ...

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Jorge Luján-Muñoz

Guatemalan painter, printmaker, and medallist. He entered the mint in 1795 as an apprentice engraver but on the recommendation of its director, Pedro Garci-Aguirre, also became Master Corrector at the Escuela de Dibujo de la Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País, Guatemala City, in 1796...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 25 August 1678, in Paris; died 1755.

Sculptor, caster, metal worker.

Son of Philippe Caffieri the Elder. He made a number of busts in bronze, notably that of Baron de Bezenval, Regimental Colonel of the Swiss Guards. He was the father of the sculptor Jean-Jacques Caffieri, and Philippe Caffieri the Younger....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1714, in Paris; died 1774.

Caster, metal worker, sculptor.

Son of Jacques Caffieri. He was admitted to the Académie de St-Luc in 1754. His second wife was Antoinette Rose Lambert Noland.

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Gordon Campbell

French architect, sculptor, interior decorator and silversmith. His surviving metalwork includes a gilded bronze pair of candlesticks depicting Minerva and Victory (Louvre, Paris).

G. P. Cauvet: Recueil d’ornemens à l’usage des jeunes artistes qui se destinent à la decoration des bâtiments (Paris, 1777)

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Draughtsman, engraver, sculptor.

Published a Raccolta di Cartelle Pubblicate per uso della gioventù studiosa with Panfili in 1795. He was also a goldsmith.

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Lucia Pirzio Biroli Stefanelli

Italian family of gem-engravers and medallists. Giuseppe Cerbara (b Rome, 15 July 1770; d Rome, 6 April 1856) was the son of Giovanni Battista Cerbara (b Rome, 1748; d Rome, 1811) and was one of the best-known gem-engravers and medallists working in Rome in the 18th century and the early 19th. His artistic achievements brought him many honours: in ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1726, in Avignon; died 30 March 1793, in Aix-en-Provence.

Sculptor. Historical subjects, figures, architectural views, animals. Medallions, medals, monuments, statues, low reliefs.

Jean Pancrace Chastel taught sculpture at the art college in Aix-en-Provence from 1774 to around 1788.

Aix-en-Provence: Mausoleum at Reillane...

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Françoise de la Moureyre

French sculptor and bronze-caster. He came from a family of goldsmiths of Flemish origin who settled in Paris in the early 17th century. Early biographers state that he trained with Michel or François Anguier and at the Académie Royale. He spent six years at the Académie de France in Rome, where he is said to have studied above all the sculpture of Bernini. This was followed by four years in Venice. He applied for admission to the Académie in ...