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Russian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1754, in St Petersburg; died 1824, in St Petersburg.

Painter, watercolourist. Urban landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes. Stage sets (?).

The son of a retired soldier employed as a custodian at the fine arts academy in St Petersburg, Alekseev trained there ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 7 October 1797, in Paris; died 14 September 1871, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, landscapes, landscapes with figures, architectural views. Stage sets, church decoration.

Barbizon School.

A pupil of Bidauld, Ingres and Girodet-Trioson at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, François Bertin exhibited at the salon quite regularly from 1827 to 1853. He was the son of the founder of the ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 29 July 1798, in Cottbus; died 23 July 1840, in Berlin.

Painter, engraver, lithographer, decorative designer. Landscapes, landscapes with figures, seascapes, ruins, architectural views. Stage sets.

Biedermeier.

Karl Blechen studied at the Berlin Akademie der Künste under the landscape artist Lütke. As an impoverished young painter, he came to the attention of the architect and stage designer, Schinkel, who found him a job as scene painter at the Königstadt Theatre in Berlin in ...

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 2 February 1823, in Paris; died 1907, in Paris.

Painter, watercolourist, designer. Church interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, architectural views. Stage sets.

Philippe Chaperon was set designer at the Opéra in Paris, producing most of the sets for French subsidised theatres, as well as the main theatres in France and abroad and the Expositions Universelles. He painted watercolours based on nature. He was the father of Eugène and Émile Chaperon, who took over from him....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 17 August 1782, in St-Cloud; died 22 August 1868, in St-Chéron.

Painter, watercolourist, caricaturist. Landscapes. Stage sets.

A pupil of architect Bellangé, Pierre Luc Charles Ciceri exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1827. He was made a Chevalier de la d'honneur in ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1833, in Milan; died 11 May 1907, in Milan.

Painter, watercolourist. Landscapes, architectural views, church interiors. Stage sets, theatre decoration.

In 1867 Carlo Ferrario decorated La Scala in Milan, and also designed stage sets there, particularly for the works of Verdi. From ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1797; died 1869.

Painter, architect. Landscapes. Stage sets.

In around 1830 Domenico Ferri was working as a set designer in Paris, at the Théâtre des Italiens, making the stage sets for a production of Rossini's William Tell. He exhibited two landscapes at the Paris Salon of ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1748; died 1817, in Milan.

Painter, decorative artist, architect. Stage sets.

Giuseppe Galliari was one of Fabrizio Galliari's three sons. He worked in Turin and elsewhere.

London, 16-17 April 1997: Design for a Stage Set (pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash...

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V. Rakitin

(Yakovlevich)

(b Moscow, March 1, 1863; d Detskoye Selo [now Pushkin], nr St Petersburg, April 17, 1930).

Russian stage designer and painter. He studied architecture, then painting under Vladimir Makovsky, Vasily Polenov and Illarion Pryanishnikov at the Moscow College of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1881–90). In 1889 he attended Jacques-Emile Blanche’s studio in Paris and in 1895 travelled in Italy, France and Spain. In 1897 he studied under Raphaël Collin (b 1850) and Luc-Olivier Merson in Paris. A member of the Moscow Society of Painters from 1894, he lived in Moscow until 1901. Golovin expressed a great interest in Art Nouveau and in the search for a new national style of Russian art. Together with Yelena Polenova he devised a project in 1898 for the decoration of a Russian dining-room at the house of the painter Maria Yakunchikova, and he collaborated with Konstantin Korovin on the décor of the artisan section in the Russian pavilion at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 25 March 1751, in Longarone (Veneto); died 1831, in St Petersburg.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman (including ink), architect. Landscapes, architectural views, interiors. Theatre decoration, stage sets.

Pietro di Gottardo Gonzaga was the son of Gottardo Gonzaga. He worked as an architect in St Petersburg ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 15 October 1785, in Alexandria; died 18 April 1837, in Milan.

Painter, watercolourist. Genre scenes, architectural views, urban landscapes, architectural interiors. Stage sets.

He received early encouragement from his cabinetmaker father Pietro Migliara. He went on to paint stage sets but ultimately made his name painting architectural subjects. He was elected to membership of the academies in Milan, Turin, Naples and Venice....

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 21 April 1772, in San Miniato; died 9 March or or, in Naples.

Painter, architect. Stage sets.

Antonio Niccolini carried out decorative work for the theatres of Florence, Naples and Bari. He also undertook a number of theatre restoration projects, particularly that of the Teatro Rossi in Pisa and the exterior renovation of the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The Teatro San Carlo was subsequently destroyed by fire on the ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1804; died July 1883, in Paris.

Painter, decorative designer, watercolourist, architect. Landscapes.

François Joseph Nolau was a pupil of Huyot. He was chief set designer at the Opéra-Comique in Paris.

Paris, 30 May 1924: View of Rome; View of Venice...

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Irish, 19th century, male.

Born 12 August 1830, in Londonderry; died 23 May 1889, in Heathcroft.

Painter, watercolourist, draughtsman, designer. Genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views. Wall decorations, stage sets.

John O'Connor, an associate of the Royal Hibernian Academy, was famous for the paintings he carried out for London stage sets. He exhibited in London ...

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1776, in Milan; died 14th February 1817, in Milan.

Painter, architect. Stage sets.

Giovanni Perego studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan and under P. Landriani, and went on to work in particular at La Scala in Milan....

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1794, in Bordeaux.

Painter, watercolourist, decorative designer. Landscapes, architectural views. Theatre decoration, stage costumes and sets.

Humanité René Philastre joined the École des Beaux-Arts on 9 December 1806. He was one of the decorative artists attached to the Théâtre de l'Opéra and worked on the restoration of the theatre in Brest. Philastre also produced sets for theatres in Lille, Douai, Lyons and Dijon, among others....

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Italian, 19th century, male.

Born 1784, in Venice; died 1851, in Vienna.

Painter, engraver, lithographer. Urban views, architectural views. Stage sets.

After studying in Venice Antonio de Pian moved to Vienna, where he became a member of the academy of fine arts in May 1845...

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Austrian, 19th century, male.

Born 1813, in Vienna; died 1857, in Vienna.

Painter, draughtsman. Architectural views, interiors. Stage sets.

Giovanni Battista Pian was the pupil of his father, Antonio de Pian.

Vienna (Kunsthistorisches Mus.): Interior of the Baptismal Chapel of St Mark's, Venice

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 29 July 1766, in Mannheim; died 26 June 1842, in Dessau.

Painter, architect. Historical subjects, portraits, landscapes. Stage sets.

The son of Giuseppe Pozzi, Carlo Ignazio visited the Netherlands and Italy. He made copies of Correggio's works and painted stage sets for the theatre in Dessau in ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 13 December 1829, in Munich; died 5 January 1890, in Munich.

Painter, watercolourist. Architectural views, landscapes. Stage sets.

Angelo Quaglio studied under his father Simon Quaglio and continued his studies in Berlin and Paris. He painted the stage sets for operas by Wagner and most of the classical pieces staged in German theatres at that time. The Deutsches Theatermuseum in Munich owns almost all the models he created for stage sets....