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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 14 April 1803, in Vienna; died 15 January 1887, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver, illuminator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Biedermeier.

Amerling was from a poor family and had to overcome numerous obstacles in order to get his artistic career under way. He began by illuminating geographical maps and doing line engravings. In ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 17 December 1791, in Schinznach; died 14 May 1849, in Munich.

Engraver (burin/etching), draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits. Frontispieces.

Samuel Amsler learnt basic drawing skills from Wildegg, and was later a pupil of burin engraver Oberkogler in Zurich, and Johann Heinrich Lips and Karl Hess at the academy in Munich. In 1816, he went to Rome with painter Joh. Anton Ramboux and became friends with and an associate of Overbeck, Cornelius, Thorvaldsen and other young artists of the Nazarene school. This is how he and his friend Barth came to engrave the frontispiece of Cornelius's ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 12 December 1821, in Penouillet; died 30 January 1892, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, landscapes, animals.

Pierre Andrieu studied under and collaborated with Eugène Delacroix, working at the Château de Guermantes and restoring Delacroix's ceiling in the Apollo Gallery in the Louvre. He made a major contribution, alongside his mentor, to the decoration of the former Hôtel de Ville in Paris. Preliminary studies and sketches for this project now in the Hôtel de Ville attest to his ability. Andrieu also produced a large number of small paintings, watercolours and pen-and-ink studies, typically of lions and tigers. He was a prolific book illustrator, often in the form of pen-and-ink drawings which betray a highly sensitive touch. His drawings are of particular interest. Béraldi also makes particular reference to his small but attractive ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in Norwich, baptised 5 June 1754; died 21 or 6 December 1828, in Hatfield, in very reduced circumstances.

Engraver (etching and stippling), illustrator, printmaker, draughtsman. Portraits, architecture, mythology, religious subjects.

The son of John Baldrey the Elder, John Baldrey the Younger entered the Royal Academy School to study engraving in ...

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Active in Lucerne.

Born 27 November 1828, in Abtwil.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects. Designs for stained glass.

Balmer learned the basics of design in the workshops of a goldsmith in Sins in the canton of Aargau, before moving to Anton Bühler's studio in Lucerne. In ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1812, in Lannion (Côtes-d'Armor); died 12 January 1888, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Son of the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Beaumont, who entrusted his son's education to the painter Boissellier. Boissellier encouraged his pupil to model several statuettes, but Charles Edouard expressed a clear preference for painting. Accordingly, it was as a landscape painter that he first exhibited at the 1838 Salon with a ...

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 14 April 1863, in London; died 27 November 1933, in London.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, illustrator. Figure compositions, religious subjects, mythological subjects, landscapes.

Robert Anning Bell was the pupil of Aimé Morot in Paris and of Sir George Frampton in London. He taught at University College, Liverpool (...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 April 1868, in Lille; died 16 April 1941, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, sculptor, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes, urban landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

Symbolism.

School of Pont-Aven.

Émile Bernard plays a singular role in the history of painting in the late-19th century. As demonstrated by the important retrospective of his work mounted by the Fondation Mona Bismarck in Paris in 1991, he was the often-overlooked originator of a number of highly innovative movements (Cloisonnism, Synthetism, even Symbolism), whose paternity he claimed with vehemence in his writings, before he turned his back on them all with equal forcefulness later in life. He moved to the western Paris suburb of Asnières with his family in 1881, and showed an early interest in painting, studying at the Atelier Cormon from the age of 16. Here he met his mentor, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and subsequently Van Gogh. Expelled from the studio in 1886 for insubordination and lack of discipline, he travelled to Normandy and Brittany, where he encountered Gauguin and his followers from the Pont-Aven School. In the same year, he painted the ...

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British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 28 November 1757, in London, United Kingdom; died 12 August 1827, in London.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, illustrator, poet. Religious subjects, figure compositions.

William Blake was the son of a draper. He showed a strong artistic tendency from an early age and, at the age of 10, started to study drawing at Henry Par’s Academy in the Strand. He learnt engraving under Ryland and was then apprenticed to James Basire. During his seven years with Basire (1772–1779), Blake was made to copy the sculptures of Westminster Abbey and of London’s old churches, thus stimulating his fascination with Gothic art. He studied briefly at the Royal Academy in 1779, where he made friends with Barry, Fuseli, Mortimer, Flaxman, and Stodhart. While there, his studies concentrated on Michelangelo....

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 May 1867, in Bruges, Belgium, to English parents; died 11 June 1956, in Ditchling.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, illustrator. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, local scenes (carnival), rustic scenes, urban landscapes, architectural views, urban views, harbour scenes, seascapes...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1822, in Montrelais (Maine-et-Loire), and not in 1825; died 14 January 1885, in Sèvres (Hauts-de-Seine).

Draughtsman, engraver (etching), illustrator, lithographer. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, figures, genre scenes, fishing scenes, hunting scenes, interiors with figures.

This artist's life was as strange as his work. His origins are unknown, and there are numerous gaps in his later life. For a long time, he was thought to be the son of a copper beater, which would in part have explained his attraction to engraving. However, it is now known for certain (as testified by his daughter Rodolphine, for example) that his father ran a tannery. At around the age of 17 he went to Paris and began to do etchings. It is not known if he received any training - we only know that he was particularly struck by Rembrandt's engravings. In fact, all his life he made a virtual cult of the Dutch master, and kept a fine proof of the ...

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active also active in Italy and in France.

Born 30 August 1850, in Moudon (Vaud); died 4 February 1921, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes, landscapes with figures.

Eugène Burnand studied under B. Menn at the Geneva college of fine arts. He moved to Paris after ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 7 January 1815, in Honfleur (Calvados).

Engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, genre scenes, landscapes.

Exhibited at the Paris Salon between 1848 and 1869. Known for his engravings of Watteau's Festival in Venice, Rembrandt's Descent from the Cross; Burgomaster John VI, Velázquez' ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1748, in Salamanca (Castilla y León); died 1814, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Antonio Carnicero was a pupil at the academy of fine arts in Madrid, and after a period in Rome became painter at the court of King Charles I in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 7 November 1793, in Paris; died 12 August 1854, in Paris.

Painter, illustrator, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, flowers, fruit, animals.

A pupil of Misbach, Bidault and van Spaendonck, Antoine Toussaint de Chazal exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1822 to 1853...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 16 October 1726, in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland); died 7 February 1801, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, miniaturist, enameller, illustrator. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Of Polish origin, he went to Berlin in 1743. Originally a painter of enamels, he then, after studying under Christian Bernhard Rode, gained a name for himself through the publication of the Berlin academy almanac, for which he executed a series of plates illustrating the main scenes of the ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 28 July 1811, in Leeds; died 21 August 1890, in Bournemouth.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, illustrator. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, genre scenes.

When he first arrived in London, Charles West Cope the Younger attended Henry Sass's school in Bloomsbury. In ...

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 28 February 1865, in Munich; died 1954.

Painter, illustrator, engraver, medallist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

After doing an apprenticeship with an engraver Maximilian Dasio entered the Munich academy in 1884, where he studied under Heterich and W. von Diez. Following the success of his sets for the Deutsches Theater, he obtained a scholarship which enabled him to stay in Rome. On his return to Munich he became a teacher at the Damenakademie from ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 March 1808, in Paris; died 20 October 1892, in Paris.

Painter (including gouache), watercolourist, illustrator, lithographer. Historical subjects, religious subjects, figures, genre scenes, interiors with figures, architectural views, costume studies.

Jules David studied under Duval-Lecamus and featured in the Paris Salon from 1834 to 1885....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 25 November 1870, in Granville; died 13 November 1943, in St-Germain-en-Laye, in a traffic accident.

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, lithographer, draughtsman, illustrator, designer. Religious subjects, figure compositions, figures, nudes, portraits, rustic scenes, scenes with figures, landscapes, gardens, urban landscapes, church interiors, still-lifes...