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Alfaro y Gómez, Juan de  

Spanish, 17th century, male.

Born 1640, in Cordova; died 1680, in Madrid.

Painter, engraver, poet, writer.

Alfaro studied with Antonio de Castillo and later served an apprenticeship with Velázquez in Madrid, copying the works of Titian, Rubens and Van Dyck. His Incarnation in the church of the Discalced Carmelites in Cordova and ...

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Browne, Alexander  

British, 17th century, male.

Active in Londonc.1677.

Painter, engraver, writer.

Alexander Browne is known for his portrait of King Charles II and also for his publications, Ars Pictoria (The Art of Painting) illustrated with 31 plates, Appendix on the Art of Painting in Miniature...

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Erard, Charles  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 1606, in Nantes; died 25 May 1689, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver, decorative designer, architect, writer. Historical subjects, mythological subjects. Wall decorations, designs for tapestries, medallions.

Charles Erard was his father's pupil, and at the age of 18 followed him to Rome where he undertook his serious studies. On his return to Paris the king awarded him a bursary to go to Rome and complete his education, where they arrived on ...

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Guitti, Francesco  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Ferrara.

Died 1644.

Painter, engraver, architect, engineer, poet. Stage sets.

Francesco Guitti worked for the city and for the duke. In 1638 he produced the plan for the decoration of the stage sets for the first Carnival, which he published with other plans, as engravings, under the title of ...

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Joffroy, Jean Barthélemy  

Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born 27 June 1669, in Mechelen; died 1740, buried the 13 March in Mechelen.

Painter, engraver, writer.

Jean Joffroy was more an art enthusiast and scholar than an artist in the true sense of the term. He began to paint at around the age of 40 and mainly made copies of nudes and carried out restorations. In ...

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Jousse, Mathurin  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 27 August 1607, in La Flèche (Sarthe); died before 1692.

Painter, sculptor, engraver, writer.

Jousse worked on the decoration of the church of the college at La Flèche. He is remembered for The Faithful Servant, a series of 52 plates....

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Meyster, Everhard  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1620, in Utrecht; died 23 December 1679, in Utrecht.

Poet, engraver.

Everhard Meyster mainly engraved illustrations for his poems.

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Pader, Hilaire  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 1607, in Toulouse; died 14 August 1677, in Toulouse.

Painter, engraver, poet.

A pupil of Chalette, Pader was registed in the academy in 3 May 1659, being elected a member on 6 December of the same year on the strength of his allegorical painting ...

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Palliot, Pierre  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 19 March 1608, in Paris; died 5 April 1698, in Dijon.

Engraver (burin), writer.

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Piles, Roger de  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 1635, in Clamecy; died 5 April 1709, in Paris.

Painter, engraver (etching), art writer.

A pupil of Claude François, Piles visited Italy and Holland. He made portrait engravings and also wrote a famous treatise on art.

Beaufort: Portrait of Gilles Ménage...

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Rambervillers, Alphonse de  

French, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1553, in Toul; died 31 July 1633, in Vic, Spain.

Painter, engraver (burin), poet.

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Restout, Jacques  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 1653, undoubtedly in Caen; died before 1702.

Painter, engraver, art critic.

Jacques Restout was the student of his brother and of Le Tellier de Vernon. He produced a treatise on the harmony of colours in relation to the harmony of sounds and the ...

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Sandrart, Joachim von I  

German, 17th century, male.

Born 12 May 1606, in Frankfurt am Main; died 14 October 1688, in Nuremberg.

Painter, engraver (etching), art writer.

Joachim von Sandrart I was born in Frankfurt to a family forced to seek refuge from religious persecution in Germany. His masters included Daniel Soréau in Hanau, Peter Isselburg in Nuremberg in 1620, and Aegidius Sadeler in Prague in 1622. In 1623 he returned to his parents' house in Frankfurt, but left shortly after for Utrecht and the home of Gerard Honthorst, whom he accompanied to London in 1627. He studied the collections of Charles I, the duke of Buckingham and the duke of Arundel....

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Scaramuccia, Luigi Pellegrini  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 3 December 1616, in Perugia; died 3 August 1680, in Milan.

Painter, engraver (etching), art writer.

The pupil of his father Giovanni Antonio Scaramuccia, Guido Reni and Guercino, Luigi Scaramuccia produced works for various buildings in Perugia, Bologna and Milan. He is noted in particular for his ...

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Spieghel, Hendrick Laurensz.  

Dutch, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 11 March 1549, in Amsterdam; died 4 January 1612, in Alkmaar.

Engraver, poet.

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Testelin, Henri  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 1616, in Paris; died 17 April 1695, in The Hague.

Painter, engraver (etching), art writer.

Henri Testelin was the son of Gilles Testelin and the brother of Louis. He studied under Simon Vouet. He was one of the founding fathers of the Académie Royale on ...

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Treter, Tomasz  

Polish, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1550, in Posen (now Poznan); died 1610, in Frauenburg (now Hluboká nad Vltava).

Painter, engraver (burin), writer.

Tomasz Treter was a priest. He studied in Rome, where he lived for 25 years. In 1594, he returned to Poland. He worked as a secretary to two Polish kings; Stefan Batory and Sigismund III. His work ...

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Webber, Zacharias  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1644 or 1645, in Amsterdam; died 1696, buried 17 January in Amsterdam.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver (etching), writer.

Zacharias Webber was a pupil of Gérard de Lairesse.

Leeuwarden (Fries Mus.): Portrait of the Preacher Balthasar Bekker