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Cavaceppi, Bartolomeo  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1716, in Rome; died 1799, in Rome.


Pupil of Monnot. He was an antique dealer and devoted most of his time to restoration work. He was friendly with Winckelmann and worked a great deal for Cardinal Albani. His (relatively few) works are mostly Baroque in style. Best known for his ...


Latouche, Louis  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 29 September 1829, in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (Seine-et-Marne); died 1884, in Paris.

Painter. Landscapes.

As well as a framer, picture dealer and restorer, Latouche was also a painter, exhibiting at the Paris Salon from 1866 to 1882. He also took part in the first Impressionist exhibition at Nadar's gallery in ...


Metzger, Johann  

German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 October 1772, in Stauffen, near Freiburg; died 9 February 1844, in Florence.

Engraver (burin), art restorer, picture dealer.

Johann Metzger was a student at the academy in Munich, and later worked in Florence. He was a pupil of Morghen....


Porta, Giovanni Battista della  

Italian, 16th century, male.

Born c. 1542 (?), in Milan (?); died 4 October 1597, in Rome.

Sculptor, art restorer.

Giovanni Battista della Porta was the brother of Tomaso della Porta the Younger. He was an art dealer by profession, and worked as an artist primarily in Rome, on the Villa d'Este in Tivoli, and on Loretto Cathedral....


Sasso, Giovanni Maria  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Venice.

Born 1742; died 1803.

Painter, art restorer, art writer, art dealer.

Giovanni Maria Sasso advised British art collectors on Venetian art. Clients included John Strange, Richard Worsley and Abraham Hume. He was commissioned to compile a Venezia Pittrice...


Watkins, Bartholomew  

Irish, 19th century, male.

Born c. 1794, in Wexford.

Painter, art restorer, picture dealer. Landscapes.

Bartholomew Watkins studied at the Royal Academy in Dublin and went on to live and work in the Irish capital until 1864; he also worked as a restorer and art dealer....


Zanten, Pieter van  

Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1746, in Leiden; died 1813, in Rotterdam.

Painter, art restorer, art dealer. Portraits.