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Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659 or 1660, in Leiden; died 1721.

Sculptor, engraver.

Hillebrand van der Aa received his training as an artist from his father, the sculptor Boudewyn Pietersz. van der Aa. He was married twice - the first time on 13 May 1683...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Bologna.

Engraver (stone), sculptor.

In 1705, participated in open competition for a commission to build a viaduct, but was chiefly known for his decorative work. He was responsible for the Malvezzi coats of arms at S Petronio in Bologna....

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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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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1763, in Bordeaux; died 1822, in Paris.

Sculptor, engraver.

Jean-Bertrand Andrieu entered the École de l'Académie Royale on 21 August 1788 under the patronage of Julien, and was still attending there in 1791. He is mentioned by M. Herluison on the occasion of his son's baptism, ...

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Romec.1775.

Painter, engraver (burin), sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Antonelli's work includes Halt During the Flight into Egypt (after Maratti), Christ on the Mount of Olives (Correggio), a Madonna and Child (Trevisani), and copies of various statues from the basilica of St Peter's....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Engraver.

Pieter Arkes was the son of the sculptor Jan Arkes. His name appears in records as a wood engraver and burgess of Amsterdam on 20 April 1752.

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German, 18th century, male.

Born 1 September 1692, in Tegernsee; died 29 April 1750, in Mannheim.

Sculptor, stucco artist, engraver.

Brother of Cosmas Asam. After serving his apprenticeship with Anton Faistenberger in Munich, he spent some time in Rome where he came under the influence of Bernini, and where he made a special study of the work of Pietro da Cortona and Domenico Zampierir. He frequently worked with his brother Cosmas Damian, who was active in the Northern Palatinate and was responsible for much of the decoration in churches and monasteries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including Freistadt, Metten, Amberg, Gunching, Aldersbach, Munich, Innsbruck, Einsiedeln, Freising, Straubing, Pffafenhofen and Regensburg. Egid Quirin Asam also took on some solo commissions, notably the decoration of the monastery church of Rohr, near Abensberg. In ...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1659, in Lyons; died 14 March 1740, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter.

Gabriel was a member of the Audran family, which produced many famous engravers, but little else is known of him. He is known to have worked in Paris, but no record of his work survives....

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1762, in Crotenay (Jura); died 23 February 1842, in Salins (Jura).

Painter, sculptor (wood), engraver.

Auvernois is believed to have been self-trained. However, he was one of Joseph Perraud's teachers, according to Max Claudet's The Early Years of Jean-Joseph Perraud...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris during the second half of the 18th century.

Engraver.

Avaulez became godfather to the daughter of the sculptor Louis-Antoine Dupris on 30 March 1876. He was also a print merchant.

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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 – 19th century, male.

Born 1762, in Faenza; died 1835.

Sculptor, modeller.

Ballanti started out as an engraver but then turned exclusively to sculpture. He travelled in 1826 to Venice, Padua, Ferrara and Rome in order to familiarise himself with the work of leading artists of the age. On his return to Faenza he started to teach, and went on to influence a large number of pupils. He made scale models for churches in Emilia Romagna and produced a substantial number of plaster statues, together with a sarcophagus of St Emilion for Faenza Cathedral, and a relief for the town gate of Imola, entitled ...

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Ukrainian, 18th century, male.

Born in Kiev.

Sculptor, engraver.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 25 April 1748, in Paris.

Sculptor.

François Joseph Barbier was the son of a jewellery engraver, and entered the École de l'Académie Royale, working in the studio of Falconet, in April 1765. He was subsequently a pupil of Bachelier and Gois....

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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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German, 18th century, male.

Active in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland).

Died before 1741.

Sculptor.

Johann Barby married the daughter of Johann Oertl, a burin engraver from Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland).

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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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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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Bellay  

French, 18th century, male.

Sculptor, engraver (etching), designer of ornamental architectural features.

He was active in Paris around 1740.