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French, male.

Born 25 December 1795, in Tours, Or in 1796 according to some sources; died 6 February 1861, in Tours.

Potter. Bestiaries. Decorative schemes, church decoration, busts.

School of Tours.

Avisseau was the son of Charles Avisseau, a stone-cutter and later a potter and a 'firer of earthenware'. Charles-Jean Avisseau began his career working for his father as a stone-cutter. He then studied at the École Académique de Dessin (academy of drawing) in Tours, and later became an apprentice in an earthenware factory in St-Pierre-des-Corps. He had already become a respected colourist by ...

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British, 18th century, male.

Active in London at the end of the 18th century.

Sculptor.

The son of John Bacon the Elder, T. Bacon exhibited three sculptures at the Royal Academy between 1793 and 1795: The Prodigal Son (terracotta), Christ and the Samaritan, and Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 4 November 1608, in Le Mans; died 1671, in Angers.

Sculptor (terracotta), architect. Religious subjects, figures. Statues, groups.

Pierre Biardeau was the son of René II Biardeau. He went to live in Angers in 1638. He was in Luçon in ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Active in Le Mans.

Born 1606; died 1651.

Sculptor (terracotta). Religious subjects, figures. Groups.

This artist was the son of René Biardeau, and the brother of Pierre Biardeau. He worked on the gates of Le Mans in about 1638, and one of the ...

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Russian, 20th century, male.

Active naturalised in France from 1937.

Born 7 July 1887, in Vitebsk; died 28 March 1985, in St-Paul-de-Vence, France.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, ceramicist, engraver, decorative artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures. Murals, designs for stained glass, designs for mosaics, low reliefs...

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Susan Compton

French painter, draughtsman, printmaker, designer, sculptor, ceramicist, and writer of Belarusian birth. A prolific artist, Chagall excelled in the European tradition of subject painting and distinguished himself as an expressive colourist. His work is noted for its consistent use of folkloric imagery and its sweetness of colour, and it is characterized by a style that, although developed in the years before World War I, underwent little progression throughout his long career (see.g. ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born in the 18th century, in Paris.

Sculptor.

Sébastien was a nephew of the renowned painter Jean-Baptiste Chardin. He studied in the Slodtz studio, and showed a marble Head of Christ and a terracotta Statue of Mars in the 1791 Salon. We also have his ...

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1530, in Perugia; died 1576, in Perugia.

Painter, sculptor (bronze/marble/cast iron/clay), draughtsman, goldsmith, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, mythological subjects. Groups, statues, low reliefs.

Vincenzo Danti was the brother of Girolamo and Egnazio Danti. He worked initially in the goldsmiths' trade, in whose guild he enrolled in ...

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French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born in Le Mans; died 1644, in Le Mans.

Sculptor (terracotta/marble), painter. Religious subjects.

Gervais I Delabarre the Elder came from a long line of sculptors that extended from the late 16th century to the first few years of the 18th. Along with Charles Hoyau and Pierre Biardeau, Delabarre is regarded as one of the most important terracotta sculptors in the Le Mans region in the 17th century. Unfortunately, many of his works have disappeared. He made an ...

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 10 June 1880, in Chatou; died 10 September 1954, in Garches, as the result of an accident.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman (red chalk/charcoal/ink), sculptor (including bronze), engraver (wood/metal), lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, hunting scenes, scenes with figures, horse racing scenes, landscapes, waterscapes, landscapes with figures, urban landscapes, seascapes, architectural views, still-lifes, flowers, fruit...

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French, 17th century, male.

Sculptor (terracotta), painter. Religious subjects.

Mathieu Dionise, who was active in Le Mans between 1580 and 1619, is the first maître d'atelier to be identified in the Le Mans region, which became a centre for terracotta sculpture from the late 16th century onward. He worked with his brother Étienne and was the uncle of Gervais I Delabarre, one of the principal representatives of this technique in the 17th century in Sarthe....

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Polish, 20th century, male.

Active from 1930 and in 1951 naturalised in Belgium.

Born 20 April 1896, in Olesko, Ukraine; died 9 March 1970, in Beauvallon, France.

Painter, sculptor (including wood), ceramicist. Figures, horses. Church decoration, frescoes, designs for tapestries, monuments.

Beginning in 1915, Zygmunt Dobrzycki studied at the schools of art in Kiev, Moscow and St Petersburg. He was sensitive to the mystical influence of Chourlianis, a profoundly spiritual Russian Expressionist painter. In ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1683; died 21 October 1706.

Painter, sculptor (terracotta). Religious subjects. Statues.

Étienne Doudieux was part of the second generation of terracotta sculptors in Le Mans and the surrounding region, which became a major centre for this type of production in the 17th century. He worked in churches in and around Le Mans. He sculpted three statues (between ...

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Italian, 20th century, male.

Born 1886, in Faenza; died 1973, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor (bronze/marble), potter, draughtsman, engraver, medallist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures, portraits, nudes, sporting subjects, landscapes, still-lifes, birds. Busts, groups, low reliefs, monuments.

Drei studied drawing and sculpture with A. Berti and gained a diploma from the Scuola d'Arti e Mestieri in Faenza in ...

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Filippo  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Pisa in 1540.

Sculptor.

Filippo, a sculptor whose medium was clay, executed a Christ Flanked by Two Angels, now lost, for the church of S Maria de Pontenovo.

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 14 June 1902, in Hénin-Liétard (Pas-de-Calais), now Hénin-Beaumont; died 11 April 1969, in Valbonne (Alpes-Maritime).

Painter, sculptor, potter. Religious subjects, figures, nudes, scenes with figures, still-lifes, flowers.

Of Franco-Danish parentage, Théodore Émile Frandsen de Schomberg was self-taught in the fine arts, and saw active service during World War II. He developed the concept of 'tensism' as a way of approaching artistic creation through 'introspective psychology'. He left an eclectic body of work, alternating religious subjects with a celebration of woman. He exhibited at the Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs in Valbonne....

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 July 1873, in Neuhaus; died 1948, in Dresden.

Sculptor, medallist. Religious subjects, figures, animals. Funerary monuments, designs (porcelain).

Art Deco.

Max Hermann Fritz was a student of Lorenz Hutschenreuther, and was active in Dresden from 1898. He carried out numerous sculptures for Hartau Church (including a ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 7 June 1848, in Paris, France; died 8 May 1903, in Fatu Iva in the Marquesas Islands.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman, sculptor (wood/bronze), ceramicist, woodcutter, lithographer, zincographer, monotype artist, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, local figures, nudes, portraits, interiors, rustic scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures, still-lifes, animals...

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Spanish, 18th century, male.

Active in Cordova.

Sculptor.

The signature of Antonio González and the date 1782 can be seen on a terracotta low relief of the Birth of Christ on the façade of a house in the Plazuela de los Carillos in Cordova.

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German, 18th century, male.

Died 11 July 1786, in Nuremberg.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects.

Christian Greiner was active in Nuremberg as a porcelain painter.

Zurich, 22 May 1981: St Lucius of Chur (polychrome wood, h. 42½ ins/108 cm) CHF 22,000