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Aachen, Reinhard von  

German, 17th century, male.

Active in Cologne towards the middle of the 17th century.

Sculptor.

No works by this artist are known. His name is only mentioned in account books.

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Abot, François  

French, 17th century, male.

Died 1670, in Argentan.

Sculptor.

This artist, probably a member of the Abot family of glass painters, worked in the chapel of the château of Carrouges (Orne), in 1647-1648, especially on the carved wooden panels.

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Abraham, Guillaume  

French, 17th century, male.

Active in Rouen during the 17th century.

Sculptor.

Guillaume Abraham was one of the signatories of the statutes of the corporation of painters and sculptors at Rouen in 1631. In 1639 he was working on a statue that was placed under the organ loft in Rouen Cathedral....

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Abraham, Pierre  

French, 17th century, male.

Active in Rouen during the 17th century.

Painter, sculptor.

Pierre Abraham was one of the signatories of the statutes of the corporation of painters and sculptors of Rouen on 17 September 1631.

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Achard, Jean-Georges  

French, 17th century, male.

Active in Grenoble at the end of the 17th century.

Born in St-André-en-Royans (Dauphiné).

Sculptor.

Another Jean Achard, also a sculptor, lived at Grenoble in 1705.

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Acunto, Giuseppe d'  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Active Neapolitan, active during the 17th century.

Sculptor.

A poem written by Giovanni Battista Basile in 1627 singles out for special praise one of the works by this artist-cum-jurist.

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Adam, Claude  

School of Lorraine, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome in the middle of the 17th century.

Born in Lorraine.

Sculptor.

Filippo Titi states that Claude Adam made a statue for the church of S Pudenziana in Rome. Baldinucci credits him with one of the four statues on the Four Rivers Fountain in the Piazza Navona....

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Adam, Jean  

French, 17th century, male.

Born 31 October 1630, in Nancy.

Sculptor.

School of Lorraine.

Jean Adam was the son of one Lambert Adam, who is unrecorded and was probably born around 1600. Jean Adam is thought to be identical with an artist described in 1657...

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Adam, Sigisbert  

French, 17th century, male.

Active in Nancy.

Sculptor.

He was the brother of the metal caster, Lambert Adam, and so was uncle to Jacob-Sigisbert Adam.

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Adesso, Francesco d'  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome.

Sculptor.

Known in 1664 as the leading stonemason.

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Adolfi, Giovanni  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Rome in 1695.

Sculptor (wood) (?), engraver (line-engraving) (?).

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Adriaens, Claes  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Sculptor (stone).

Claes Adriaens came to Amsterdam from Delft around 1611. He is believed to have sent sculptures relating to Hendrik de Keyser from Amsterdam to Nijmegen.

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Adriaens, Michiel  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Active at the beginning of the 17th century.

Sculptor (wood).

In 1604, Michiel Adriaens worked on the decoration of Arnhem town hall.

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Aerents, Ghysbrecht  

Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born in Oudenaarde; died 16 May 1641.

Sculptor.

In 1635, Ghysbrecht Aerents executed a number of works for the church of the Notre-Dame hospital in Oudenaarde; these included a tabernacle and an altar panel.

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Aernhofer, Hans  

German, 17th century, male.

Active in Munich.

Died 1621.

Sculptor.

A pupil of Hans Aesslinger, he helped Arnold Abel with the tomb of the emperor Maximilian. In 1571, he gained master status and was commissioned by the court to provide several decorative sculptures for state ceremonies....

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Aerts, Gregorius  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Activec.1600.

Sculptor.

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Agnesini, Francesco  

Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1616, in Carrara.

Sculptor.

Studied under Alessandro Algardi and worked in various parts of Italy. Two small statues by him (of St Lawrence and St Andrew) are in Sarzana Cathedral. Elsewhere, his Adonis stood in Count Varita's garden in Lavagna, while his ...

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Agnesius, Jacobus  

German, 17th century, male.

Active probably during the first half of the 17th century.

Born to a family originally from Calw (Württemberg).

Sculptor (ivory). Historical subjects.

He was the creator of a remarkable ivory group depicting the St Bartholomew's Day massacre. The work is inscribed: ...

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Aguayo, Urban de  

Spanish, 17th century, male.

Active in Madridc.1623.

Sculptor (wood).

Best known for his furniture, particularly cabinets and wardrobes.

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Aguero, Miguel de  

Spanish, 17th century, male.

Sculptor. Statues, monuments.

In 1699, Aguero and Fernando de Mazas created the statues of saints Augustine, Francis and Sebastian at the main entrance to the Hospital de San Agustín at El Burgo de Osma, in the Spanish province of Soria.