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Brazilian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1738, in Vila Rica (now Ouro Prêto), Minas Gerais; died 18 November 1814, in Villa Rica.


Aleijadinho studied European style from engravings and prints in contemporary journals of architecture. He was fascinated by the elaborate Rococo style and southern German religious representations. He was given the nickname Aleijadinho (the little cripple) because of an illness that progressively destroyed his fingers and toes from ...


Spanish, 18th century, male.

Active in Palma (Majorca), Balearics.

Sculptor (wood), printer.

Antonio Guasp engraved images of saints and illustrations for works printed by him, including those in Life of Blessed Simon of Roxas, in 1767.


Belgian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 November 1742, in Ath; died 9 September 1832, in Nivelles.

Engraver (wood/burin), sculptor, printer.

Emmanuel Plon was the son of Pierre Jean Joseph Plon.


Norihisa Mizuta

Japanese seal-carver, poet and editor. Afflicted by poverty in Kyoto, he moved to Osaka, where he studied Confucianism and Chinese literature with Katayama Hokkai (1723–90) and Hosoai Hansai (1727–1803) and joined the society of Chinese poetry, the Kontonshisha. He learnt seal-carving from ...


German, 18th century, male.

Active during the second half of the 18th century.

Born to a family originally from Lake Como.

Stucco artist, print publisher.

Christoph Torricelli was active in Augsburg and Vienna.