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Artaud, Antoine Marie François  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 17 April 1767, in Avignon; died 27 March 1838, in Orange.

Archaeologist, painter.

A student of Gonichon at the École de Dessin de Lyon, Artaud worked as a fabric designer before becoming an archaeologist. He is best-known for his work on the antiques and mosaics discovered in Lyons, and for organising the town's museum, becoming its first curator ...

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Englefield, Henry Charles (Sir)  

British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1752; died 21 March 1822, in London.

Painter, archaeologist.

Sir Henry Charles Englefield exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy in 1787, 1788 and 1789.

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Fagan, Robert  

Irish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1745, in Cork, 5 March 1761 according to some sources; died 26 August 1816, in Rome.

Painter, archaeologist. Portraits.

Robert Fagan entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1781. He left for Rome via Paris in 1783. Of his work, little other than portraits is known, for example ...

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Fauvel, Louis François Sébastien  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 14 September 1753, in Clermont-en-Beauvaisis; died 12 March 1838, in Smyrna.

Draughtsman, painter, engraver, archaeologist.

Fauvel is known to have produced an engraving in colour, as well as The Philosopher after Janinet and a Portrait of the Poet Delille...

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Gough, Richard  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 21 October 1735, in London; died 20 February 1809, in London.

Engraver (etching), draughtsman, archaeologist.

Richard Gough drew and engraved etchings during his frequent archaeological journeys.

Oxford (Bodleian Library): sketches, artist's legacy

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Inghirami, Francesco  

Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1772, in Volterra; died 17 May 1846, in La Badia di Fiesole.

Draughtsman, engraver, archaeologist. Architectural views.

Florence (Uffizi): View of the Royal Villa in Careggi (drawing)

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Lenoir, Alexandre Marie (Chevalier)  

French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 26 December 1761, in Paris; died 11 June 1839, in Paris.

Painter, archaeologist.

Trained by the painter Gabriel-François Doyen, Alexander Lenoir is remembered primarily as an art lover who was a driving force in saving France's works of art and monuments from wholesale destruction at the time of the Revolution. He persuaded the Assemblée Nationale to form a collection of all the paintings, statues and artefacts removed from churches and noble houses, housed in the Convent of the Petits-Augustins. Under the title of ...

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Lysons, Samuel  

British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763; died 26 June 1819.

Draughtsman, archaeologist.

From 1785 to 1801, Samuel Lysons exhibited views of old English buildings at the Royal Academy in London. He drew and etched the plates for his books Enumeration of the Roman Ruins Discovered at Woodchester in 1797...

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Passeri, Nicola  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 17 August 1729, in Faenza; died 2 April 1799, in Naples.

Painter, sculptor, engraver (burin), art writer, archaeologist. Religious subjects, portraits.

A pupil of Graziani, Nicola Passeri worked mainly in Naples. Several of his paintings are found in churches in Faenza. In Naples he published ...

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Stukeley, William  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 7 November 1687, in Holbeach (Lincolnshire); died 3 March 1765, in London.

Draughtsman, archaeologist.

William Stukeley's engraving projects must have been conceived for scientific documents.

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Vasi, Giuseppe  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 28 August 1710, in Corleone (Sicily); died 16 April 1782, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, architect, engraver (etching/burin), archaeologist.

Vasi worked as a painter in his native Sicily, then travelled to Rome and studied under Sebastian Conca, P.L. Ghezzi and Juvara. He earned a reputation as a skilled engraver, working for a number of illustrious patrons including Ferdinand and Charles III of Naples, and Pope Benedict XIV. He was an engraver at the Neapolitan court, where he was knighted....