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Philip Attwood

Dutch medallist. One of the foremost Dutch medallists of the 17th century, he was influential in developing a style that was more sculptural than before. Most of his medals consist of two silver plates of repoussé work, chased and joined together at the rim to create a hollow medal. This novel technique allowed the artist to create portraits in very high relief. His medals date from ...

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Florence.

Sculptor, medallist.

Cited by Zani. Alberghetti would appear to come from a well-known family of artists of the same name who worked from the Renaissance to the end of the 18th century as both casters and sculptors in Ferrara, Florence and Venice (where several were in charge of casting operations at the Artillery)....

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German, 17th century, male.

Born in Weilheim (Bavaria); died 1632, in Munich.

Sculptor (ivory).

The son of a goldsmith, Angermair went to Munich while still very young and became a turner at court from 1618 to 1631, doing works in ivory for Princess Elizabeth of Lorraine. Other works include a relief of ...

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Marion Hagenmann-Bischoff

Flemish goldsmith, draughtsman, sculptor, copper engraver and embosser, active in Germany . As a skilled goldsmith from Brussels, he is documented at Augsburg between 1598 and 1604, and from 1603 as a tax-paying citizen; before this he was probably living in Friedberg nearby. After he is recorded as paying taxes three years in advance, traces of Aspruck fade away in ...

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Ismael Gutiérrez Pastor

Spanish engraver and medallist of Flemish birth. From the beginning of the 17th century until 1609 he lived in Toledo, where, under the supervision of El Greco, he worked as an engraver and printed (1605–6) such works of his master as SS Peter and Paul...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1615, in Paris; died 22 May 1678, in Paris.

Sculptor, goldsmith, medallist.

Claude Ballin made a series of articles in gold for Louis XIV, and was the maker of a number of bronze, silver and gold vases decorated with low reliefs (Parc de Versailles, Parterre du Midi and Parterre du Nord). He also worked for several churches in Paris and for the abbey of St-Denis. He became a master goldsmith in ...

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Philip Attwood

Italian medallist, active in France. At the age of 22 he travelled from Ostia to Venice and from there, at the summons of the Finance Minister Nicolas Fouquet, to Paris, where he spent many years. In 1665 he executed a bronze medal of Fouquet. He spent eight years in prison as a result of his association with Fouquet, who had been arrested in ...

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Geneviève Bresc-Bautier

French medallist and sculptor. He was working in Lyon by 1657, when he produced a medallion of Archbishop Camille de Neuville de Villeroi. Further medallions worked in wax and cast in wax or lead, in the manner of Jean Warin, show members of the Consulat of Lyon and some members of their families and date from ...

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1622, probably in Rheims; died 17 November 1692, in Lyons.

Sculptor, medallist.

He worked in Lyons and was highly prolific. In 1680 he assumed the title of 'Sculptor to the King'. Clapasson cites the following works by this artist: Statue of the Virgin...

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Geneviève Bresc-Bautier

Italian sculptor and bronze-founder, active in France. He was the pupil and later the son-in-law of Pietro Francavilla and accompanied his master to Paris c. 1600–04. He was appointed sculptor to the King in 1606 and was active in the royal works at the Tuileries and at Fontainebleau, where in ...

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1648, in Turin.

Sculptor, worker in bronze.

Son and pupil of the bronze founder, Andrea Boucheron.

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Elisabeth Gurock

German medallist and wax-modeller. She was the daughter of Georg Pfründt, wax-modeller, medallist and engraver. In 1659 she married the medallist Johann Bartholomäus Braun (fl 1636–74; d 1684); thus before 1659 her works are signed a.m.p., and after that year, a.m.b. Braun first worked in Nuremberg, and later in Frankfurt am Main, becoming particularly recognized as a portraitist. In the style of Alessandro Abondio she produced wax portrait reliefs of numerous members of the princely houses of the Netherlands, Germany and other countries; on two occasions she was summoned to the Viennese court. An example of her work is a portrait of Ludwig William, Margrave of Baden (Brunswick, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Mus.). Braun also modelled free-standing wax figures, such as the signed statuette of ...

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Mark Jones

French medallist, also active in England and Scotland. Briot succeeded Philippe Danfrie (i) as Engraver-General of French coinage in 1606. His tenure of the office was stormy, partly because of his frequent absences while working at the mints of Nancy, Charleville and Sedan and partly because of his scheming to gain control of all the mints in France through the introduction of his own mechanized system of coin production. His invention was, however, both a mechanical and a financial failure, forcing him to flee to London in ...

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Günter Irmscher

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Françoise de la Moureyre

French sculptor and bronze-caster. He came from a family of goldsmiths of Flemish origin who settled in Paris in the early 17th century. Early biographers state that he trained with Michel or François Anguier and at the Académie Royale. He spent six years at the Académie de France in Rome, where he is said to have studied above all the sculpture of Bernini. This was followed by four years in Venice. He applied for admission to the Académie in ...

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Flemish School, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1527 or 1529, in Mechelen; died 17 August 1612, in Innsbruck.

Sculptor, metal worker, architect.

A pupil of Conrad Meyt, until 1562 he was director of architectural works to Prince Otto Friedrich in Heidelberg. He worked on the low reliefs for the tomb of the Emperor Maximilian in Innsbruck until ...

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British, 17th century, male.

Activec.1658.

Sculptor, metal worker.

Silvanus Crew carved the tomb of the Wyne family at Llanrwst (Denbighshire).

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Philip Attwood

British medallist of German birth. Trained as a jeweller, he arrived in England in 1691 and learnt the art of die-engraving. He became assistant engraver at the Royal Mint, London, in 1697, the year in which he executed a silver and bronze medal for William III symbolizing the ...

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Hermann Maué

German goldsmith and medallist. He trained as a goldsmith in France, then settled in Augsburg in 1610 and subsequently in Vienna in 1612, receiving the title of Imperial Court Goldsmith. In 1619 he was back in Augsburg; c. 1621 he entered the service of John-George I, Elector of Saxony, producing several very fine silver repoussé reliefs to his commission. However, Dadler demonstrated his greatest skill in the medals that he first produced after ...

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Silvia Glaser and Werner Wilhelm Schnabel

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