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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...

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Tresham, Henry  

British, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1751, in Dublin; died 17 June 1814, in London.

Painter, engraver (mezzotint), draughtsman, poet, picture dealer.

Henry Tresham was a pupil of West in Dublin. He won an exhibition prize at the Dublin Society of Artists in 1773. He went to London in ...

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Vertue, George  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 1684, in London; died 24 July 1756, in London.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin/mezzotint), reproductions engraver, writer, collector.

George Vertue occupies an important place in the history of English engraving. He came from a poor Catholic family and served an early apprenticeship as a printer before formally studying engraving under Michel van der Gucht. By ...

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Walpole, Horation or Horace  

British, 18th century, male.

Born 24 September 1717; died 2 March 1797, in London.

Draughtsman, collector, writer.

Horace or Horacion Walpole was a pupil of Bernard Lens.

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Witsen, Nicolaes Cornelisz.  

Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1641, in Amsterdam; died 10 August 1717, in Amsterdam.

Painter, engraver (etching), collector, art writer. Landscapes, winter landscapes.

Nicolaes Cornelisz. Witsen was mayor of Amsterdam and painted winter landscapes in the style of Pieter Bruegel.