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Arrowsmith, Charles  

French, 19th century, male.

Born 1798, in Paris.

Painter, picture dealer. Panoramas.

Charles Arrowsmith studied with Daguerre and painted dioramas alongside him. He exhibited in Paris in 1827, in Douai in 1829, and at the Royal Academy in London in 1830. He was responsible for promoting English watercolourists and introducing them and also Constable to a broader public in France....

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Bacci, Torello  

Italian, 19th century, male.

Active in Livorno (Tuscany).

Died after 1873.

Sculptor, art dealer.

Torello Bacci produced the monument to his father at the Santa Croce convent in Florence and the statue of Pier Capponi in a portico at the Uffizi Gallery.

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Bartoli, Francesco  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1675, in Rome; died c. 1730.

Engraver (burin), art dealer. Religious subjects, architectural views.

Worked initially under the tutelage of his father, Pietro Santo Bartoli. It is probable that this is the same artist as F. Bartoli who produced coloured drawings based on religious works in St Peter's in Rome on behalf of the English art collector John Talman. The volume containing these engraved illustrations has been in the British Museum in London since ...

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Basset, André  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris during the second half of the 18th century.

Engraver, art dealer.

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Bodenehr, Gabriel, the Elder  

Swiss, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1664 or 1673, in Augsburg; died 1758 or 1766, in Augsburg.

Draughtsman, engraver, picture dealer. Historical subjects, figures, landscapes.

Gabriel Bodenehr the Elder painted historical figures and views, some of which were collected under the title: The Glory and Might of Europe...

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Carpi, Jacob da  

Italian, 18th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Born 1685, in Verona; died 1755, in Verona.

Painter, art dealer.

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Chevalier, Nicolas  

French, 18th century, male.

Born in Sedan (Ardennes); died 1720, in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Medallist, engraver, printer, art dealer.

Nicolas Chevalier took refuge in the Netherlands after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, which restricted the liberties of Huguenots. He lived in Amsterdam and Utrecht....

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Courtauld family  

Stephen Clarke

English family of silversmiths, industrialists, collectors, and patrons, of French origin. The family originated from the town of St Pierre on the Ile d’Oléron off La Rochelle. They arrived in London a few years after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, and between 1708 and 1780 three generations of Courtauld silversmiths were registered at the Goldsmiths’ Company. Augustine Courtauld (c.1686–c. 1751) was apprenticed to Simon Pantin in 1701 and, after becoming a freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company in 1708, he started a business as a plateworker in Church Court, off St Martin’s Lane in London. The majority of his work is of high quality, for example a silver tea-table (1742; St Petersburg, Hermitage) and the state salt of the Corporation of the City of London (1730; London, Mansion House). Augustine’s brother Pierre Courtauld (1690–1729) registered a mark in 1721...

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Dam, Wouter  

Dutch, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1726, in Dordrecht; died c. 1785, in Dordrecht.

Painter, engraver, art dealer. Animals.

Wouter Dam was a pupil of Aaart Schouman in The Hague in 1749. He taught drawing.

London, 21 Jan 1970: Hunting Scene, GBP 260

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Dammeron, Jan Fransz  

Dutch, 17th century, male.

Died between 1658 and 1661, in Amsterdam.

Painter, art dealer.

In 1640, Jan Dammeron worked in Amsterdam.

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Davis, Edward  

British, 17th century, male.

Born in Wales; died c. 1692.

Engraver, picture dealer. Religious subjects, portraits.

Edward Davis was a pupil of Loggan. He went to work in Paris, producing, among other works, Ecce Homo, after Annibale Carracci, and St Cecilia, after Van Dyck. He returned to London and became an art dealer. In ...

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Donjeux, Rémy  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris in 1784.

Painter, art dealer.

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Donjeux, Vincent  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris in 1784.

Painter, art dealer.

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Dumortier, Paul  

Flemish School, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763, in Tournai; died December 1838.

Sculptor, art dealer.

Paul Dumortier was a pupil of Moitte in Paris.

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Edelinck, Jan  

Flemish School, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1643, in Antwerp; died 14 May 1680, in Paris.

Engraver, art dealer.

Jan Edelinck was the brother of Gérard Edelinck and a pupil of Gaspard Huberti in Antwerp. He went to Paris around 1665, where he was 'graveur ordinaire du Roi' (engraver in ordinary to the king) and married Anna Sauvage on ...

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Eeghem, J. van  

Dutch, 19th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Painter, art dealer, collector. Landscapes.

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Engelberts, Engelbert Michael  

Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Amsterdam.

Born 17 December 1773, in Hoorn; died 7 December 1843, in Gendringen.

Painter, art dealer. Landscapes.

Engelbert Michael Engelberts was the son of Engelbertus Matthias Engelberts. He painted townscapes and winter landscapes.

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Engelen, Peter van  

Flemish, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Antwerp.

Baptised 13 March 1664; died 21 July 1711.

Painter, picture dealer. Scenes with figures, village scenes.

Flemish School.

Peter van Engelen was the son of Cornelis van Engelen and a pupil of his uncle Kasper de Witte. On ...

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Germyn, Simon  

Dutch, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 14 November 1650, in Dordrecht; died c. 1719.

Painter, art dealer. Landscapes, flowers, fruit.

He was a pupil of Godfried Schalcken and Ludowyck Smits.

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Gersaint, Edme François  

French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born c. 1696; died 24 March 1750.

Engraver, picture dealer.

He was a friend of Antoine Watteau, who painted for him the famous L'Enseigne de Gersaint, now at the national museum in Berlin.