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Claude Laroche

French architect and restorer. He was the son of a Neo-classical architect of the same name (1783–1868), who was a pupil of Charles Percier and architect to the département of Charente. The younger Paul Abadie began studying architecture in 1832 by joining the atelier of ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor. Monuments.

Taught at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome and was responsible chiefly for the restoration of ancient monuments and sculptures. He was known still to be alive in 1807. In 1780 he was commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia to sculpt the tomb of Raffael Mengs in St Peter's, Rome....

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Records of the Bourbon court for 1791 list him as a 'marbler'. He is known to have worked from 1799 to 1805 on the restoration of sculptures uncovered during archaeological excavations.

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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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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Died 1827, in Paris.

Painter, lithographer.

He trained at the art school in Montpellier and gained a second-class medal in 1824. He was appointed director of the restoration of paintings at the Louvre in 1816. At the 1799 Salon he exhibited ...

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French dealer, restorer and painter. He may have begun his career as a protégé of Henri-Auguste de Chalvet, a collector and Associate Member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse. His first teachers were Pierre Rivalz and Lambert-François-Thérèse Cammas. He moved to Paris shortly before the French Revolution but went almost immediately to London, where he established himself as a portrait painter, exhibiting at the Royal Academy in ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1770, in Paris; died 1846.

Engraver.

He engraved medals of the major personalities and events of the Empire, the Restoration, and the July Monarchy.

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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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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Painter.

Pierre Carlier was also a picture-restorer in Paris.

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P. Knolle

Dutch painter, restorer and art appraiser. He began work at an early age in Steven Numan’s factory of lacquered objects in Groningen. With Numan’s son Hermanus he decided to improve his skills in the wallpaper factory of Jan and Johannes Luberti Augustini in Haarlem. When Numan left for Paris to continue his studies, van Drielst moved to Amsterdam, where he worked again for a short period in a wallpaper factory before he began to work independently. He became a member of the Guild of St Luke in ...

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Alessandro Conti

Italian restorer. He was a pupil of the painter Gaspare Diziani, but is known mainly as a restorer and as the organizer of the restoration workshop set up by the Republic of Venice in 1778 for the conservation of ‘public paintings’, such as those in the Doge’s Palace and in churches under the state’s jurisdiction. For this task he called on the services of several restorers, including ...

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Swedish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1720, in Falun; died 1814, in Stockholm.

Painter, art restorer.

Erik Hallblad went to Stockholm in 1737 and was a pupil of Olof Arenius. He was best known as an inventor of relining processes and as a restorer of paintings....

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 29 December 1759, in Farnley Moor, Leeds; died 13 October 1817, in Masham.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, art restorer. Genre scenes, figures, landscapes, urban views, urban landscapes, landscapes with figures, seascapes, animals. Stage sets.

Julius Caesar Ibbetson was initially apprenticed to a painter of ships. He worked alone on his drawing, and at the age of 17 produced the scenery for a play enacted in Hull and in York. He went to London in ...

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Lisbet Balslev Jørgensen

Danish architect, painter and teacher. After technical school and apprenticeship to a bricklayer, he attended the School of Architecture of the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi in Copenhagen in 1873. He was taught by Hans Jørgen Holm, an advocate of a national style based on the free use of historically associative elements, and Ferdinand ...

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Marianne Frodl-Schneemann

Austrian painter, teacher and Curator of German birth. From the age of ten, Krafft studied at the Hanau Akademie while at the same time continuing his school education in Hanau. In 1799 he went to Vienna with his sister and studied at the Akademie for three years with the history and portrait painter ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Toulouse; died 28 May 1839, in Paris.

Sculptor.

A student of François Lucas, this artist exhibited at the Salon between 1799 and 1833. He was a professor at the Académie in Toulouse and restorer at the antiques museum at the Louvre from ...

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Belgian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Brussels.

Painter, art restorer. Landscapes.

A pupil of Dinter in Den Bosch (Holland), Jean François Laurent's sons Guillaume and Anton were also painters.

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 6 February 1774, in The Hague; died 17 March 1845, in The Hague.

Painter.

A student of Cornelis van Cuylenburgh, Loeff was also a landscape painter and picture restorer.

Amsterdam: H.M.Eckhart

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1773, of Bolognese origin.

Painter, art restorer.

Angelo Masini was the son of the theatre painter Francesco Masini, born around 1733, and the brother of the painter Antonio Masini.

Donaueschingen (Fürstlich Fürstenbergisches Sammlungen): Portrait of a Man

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Swiss, 18th – 19th century, male.

Baptised 2 May 1745 in Bern; died 20 December 1828.

Painter, art restorer.