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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1836, in Mechelen, to French parents; died 1 April 1894, in Paris.

Engraver (etching/burin).

Abot studied under Gaucherel. He was among the artists retained by the publisher Goupil, whose titles included the journal L'Art and the Gazette des Beaux-Arts...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 1803, in New Germantown (New Jersey); died 1880, in Morristown (New Jersey).

Engraver (wood).

Joseph Alexander Adams worked for several years as a printer and then devoted himself to engraving on wood, which he initially studied alone. He later received advice from the engraver Alexander Anderson. He became a master and, with his pupils and collaborators, undertook the great work that made his reputation, ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Born 1780, in Nuremberg.

Engraver (line-engraving).

A pupil of Ambroise Gabler, he specialised in work for printers. Two portraits by him are mentioned, one of Marie Reizammer and one of Nanette Kuhn.

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Russian, 19th century, male.

Active between 1809 and 1826 in Moscow.

Engraver (line-engraving).

This artist belonged to the school of the Moscow printer and collector P.P. Beketov. Under the direction of J. Rosanov, N.Z. Sokolov and A.J. Ossipov, Afanasiev engraved a series of three hundred portraits of famous Russians, published in three volumes between ...

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German, 19th century, male.

Engraver (steel).

This artist worked mainly for publisher G. G. Lange in Darmstadt.

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French, 19th century, female.

Engraver (stippling).

Mme André worked for the Parisian publisher Papavoine. According to Füssli, she was responsible for the engraving of the Foundling, from an original drawing by Countess Lavinia Spencer.

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British, 19th century, male.

Print publisher, engraver.

Robert Ashby was cited by Charles Le Blanc as active in London in 1803. A single engraving is known: H. Ashby, Writing Engraver.

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British, 19th century, male.

Active in London.

Engraver (burin), print publisher.

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British, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 1898, in Liverpool; died 1978, in London.

Sculptor, painter, printer. Portraits, cityscapes, still-lifes.

Arnold Auerbach took art classes at the Liverpool Institute as a boy before going on to study at the Liverpool School of Art. He also studied in Paris and in Switzerland. He was enlisted during World War I, but was invalided out of the army in ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born in Paris.

Engraver (wood).

A pupil of Verdeil, Joseph Ausseau worked on the journals Art and Monde Illustré. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1869, chiefly showing wood engravings after Bida, Bonnet, Bocourt, Chapu, Morni, de Neuville and Detaille....

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Madeleine Fidell-Beaufort

(b New York, March 17, 1822; d New York, Aug 11, 1904)

American wood-engraver, art dealer, collector and philanthropist. Avery’s career as a wood-engraver and his involvement with the New York publishing trade began in the early 1840s. He worked for, among others, Appleton’s, the New York Herald and Harper’s and produced illustrations for trade cards, religious tracts, adventure stories and children’s books. By the early 1850s Avery had begun compiling humorous books and commissioning drawings from such artist-illustrators as Felix Octavius Carr Darley, John Whetten Ehninger, Augustus Hoppin (1827–96), Tompkins Harrison Matteson and John McLenan (1827–66). His business contacts led to close relationships with such artists as Frederick Church, John F. Kensett and William Trost Richards.

By the late 1850s Avery had begun to collect drawings and small cabinet pictures by local artists. Other art collectors, notably William T. Walters, asked Avery’s advice when commissioning works of art. In 1864 he turned his engraving practice over to ...

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American, 19th century, male.

Born 17 March 1822, in New York; died 11 August 1904, in New York.

Engraver.

When he became a publisher and art dealer in 1865, Samuel Putnam Avery completely gave up wood-engraving and confined himself to burin engraving.

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French, 19th century, male.

Active in Paris between 1828 and 1835.

Born c. 1788, in Rennes.

Painter, engraver (burin/stippling).

Aze's father was a printer and engraver working in the Rue St-Jacques near the Place Cambrai in Paris. Jacques Firmin Aze enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in ...

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British, 19th century, male.

Born 1829, in Beaconsfield.

Engraver (burin).

James H. Baker was a pupil at the London Academy of Art and under Ryall. He went on to execute many engravings in London for the Art Journal.

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British, 19th century, male.

Engraver (burin).

Balding worked for the Art Journal from 1869 to 1876.

Article

British, 19th century, male.

Born 1783, in London; died 11 January 1853, in Hamburg.

Engraver (burin), printer.

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French, 19th century, male.

Engraver.

Father of Albert Bance, J. L. Bance was known as Bance the Elder. He was brother of Charles Bance, the young printer and engraver, and was thought to have sold engravings in Paris from 1793 to 1822 during the Revolution and the Empire....

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Active in Nevers (Nièvre) at the end of the 19th century.

Painter, draughtsman, lithographer. Figures.

As well as being an artist, Barillet was also a printer.

Versailles, 26 Oct 1980: Fishermen on the River (1904, oil on canvas, 18 × 22 ins/45.5 × 55 cm) ...

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1789, in Paris.

Engraver.

Jean Barreau studied under Villerey and worked for the ladies' journal Petit Courrier des Dames.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Engraver, print publisher.

Basset the Elder lived in Paris, on the Rue St-Jacques, and was associated with Françoise Basset. He published a large number of anonymous plates, and also plates by engravers such as Alexis, Blanchard, Fortier, Gabriel, Gatine, Jubin, Rubières and Thiebault. Basset the Elder could be the same as the engraver André Basset mentioned by Heinecken....