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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1773, in Haro; died 1843.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Brother of Esteban Agreda, he became a member of the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid in 1827. The church in the Spanish town of Haro has three statues of saints sculpted by this artist. From ...

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Spanish, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 23 April 1768, in Priego; died 26 December 1827, in Madrid.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues.

Educated in Granada and Cordova, Álvarez Cubero carved figures for the church of the Carthusian Monastery of El Paular near Madrid as early as ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1771, in Frontale, near San Severino; died 19 December 1854.

Sculptor.

Father of Filippo Bigioli, Venanzio Bigioli is remembered for his Dying Christ for the oratory of S Filippo at San Severiano.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 10 November 1766, in Paris; died 4 August 1836, in Versailles.

Sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, figures. Busts, statues, low reliefs.

Son of Charles Antoine Bridan. He was the runner-up for the Prix de Rome of 1889...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 11 February 1763, in Toulon; died 28 February 1831, in Toulon.

Sculptor, draughtsman, art restorer. Religious subjects, seascapes. Decorative schemes.

Brun first studied sculpture at the workshop of the Port of Toulon, before moving to Rome in 1782, where he spent six months perfecting his art with the Roman masters of the day. With no means to support himself, he eventually returned to France. Two years later, influential patrons secured him a grant from the King, enabling him to study in Italy for a further four years. Upon his return to Toulon in ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1729, in Naples; died 1814.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, genre scenes.

Francesco Celebrano produced a remarkable altarpiece for the 17th- and 18th-century church of S Maria di Pietà dei Sangro (the former Sansevero chapel) - a Deposition painted to resemble a marble relief....

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 3 March 1763, in Paris; died 19 April 1810, in Paris.

Sculptor, draughtsman, illustrator, painter. Religious subjects. Statues, busts, low reliefs.

Antoine Denis Chaudet studied under Jean-Baptiste Stouf and Étienne Gois. He was awarded the second Prix de Rome in ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 9 March 1746, in Paris; died 24 April 1832, in Paris.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, busts, low reliefs.

He won the Prix de Rome in 1772, and was accepted by the academy, but never became an academician. He sculpted some low reliefs in the Pantheon, and worked for a large number of provincial churches in Meung-sur-Loire, Orléans, and also abroad, in Italy and in England....

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Portuguese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1763; died 1826.

Sculptor (wood), painter. Religious subjects.

João Domingues de Campos Dias was a pupil of the Neapolitan sculptor Padua and specialised in devotional images. He worked on some of the images in the convent of San Francisco da Cida. He also illuminated woodcarvings mentioned in the dictionary of Portuguese artists....

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 25 November 1768, in Hindelang (Allgäu); died 12 March 1859, in Munich.

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects. Funerary monuments, groups, statues, busts.

Konrad Eberhard was trained first of all by his father Johann Richard Eberhard, then in ...

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Johannes Fuetscher was active in Ludesch. He was the brother of Michael Anton and Christian Johann, and worked with the latter for the church at Nüziders.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1 January 1731, in Paris; died 3 February 1823, in Paris.

Sculptor, painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects.

A student of Étienne Jeaurat and René-Michel Slodtz, Étienne Pierre Adrien Gois won the Prix de Rome in 1757 with ...

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French, 18th–19th century, male.

Born 20 March 1741, in Versailles; died 15 July 1828, in Paris.

Sculptor, founder. Religious subjects, figures, portraits, anatomical subjects. Busts.

Jean Antoine Houdon’s father, Jacques Houdon, was successively servant to Monsieur de Lamotte, wine merchant, and, more significantly, in 1743 caretaker of the Louvre École des Élèves Protégés. This last position would determine his son’s future. From his earliest years, Jean Antoine Houdon hung around the studios in the company of masters and students in preference to anything else. In a memoir in his own hand, Houdon states that he was already sculpting at the age of nine, having benefited from the advice of various artists before he even set foot in the École de l’Académie. He entered René-Michel Slodtz’s studio at a very young age and won a third medal in 1756 for the Prix de Rome alongside Clodion. He won outright in 1761, but did not leave for Rome until 1764. Approved by the Académie in 1771, Houdon became a full member in 1777 and obtained a chair in 1778. In 1786 he married Marie-Ange Langlois, with whom he had three daughters. In 1796 he was a member of the Institut, recently created to bring all the Académies under one single body, and taught at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1805. After producing several busts and statues of Napoleon, Houdon was awarded the Légion d’Honneur in 1809. He featured regularly at the Salons from the moment he became a member of the Académie in 1777 and exhibited until 1814....

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German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Cologne.

Born 13 July 1768; died 20 December 1844.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Statues, busts.

The son of Johann Joseph Imhoff I, he was a pupil of his father and a student at the academy in Düsseldorf. He carried out the decoration of the church of St Martin the Great in Cologne, and c. ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1736, in Toulouse; died 17 September 1813, in Toulouse.

Sculptor. Religious subjects. Monuments, funerary monuments.

François Lucas was the son and student of Pierre Lucas. He also studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse, where he won a major prize in ...

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Dutch, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born c. 1746, in Utrecht; died 1826, in Utrecht.

Sculptor (wood). Religious subjects.

David Mulder was a pupil of Falconnet and H. van der Vall. He was director of the College of Utrecht in 1778, and later became a sailor....

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Austrian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 8 September 1742, in Karlsbad (now Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic); died 28 December 1829, in Rome.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, portraits, landscapes, animals.

He quitted his profession as a sculptor to dedicate himself to painting, in which he excelled. In ...

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Pomposa  

Charles B. McClendon

Italian former Benedictine abbey near the mouth of the Po River and 45 km north of Ravenna in the province of Emilia Romagna. Although first documented in ad 874, a monastic settlement probably existed there at least two centuries earlier. Pomposa rose to prominence in the 10th and 11th centuries through the support of the Holy Roman emperors. Over the course of the 14th century, a notable series of wall paintings in three different buildings were sponsored despite the monastery’s waning fortunes. In 1663 the monastic community was suppressed by papal decree. The site was secularized in 1802 and became property of the Italian state after 1870.

The proportions of the wooden-roofed basilican church, along with the polygonal outline of its main apse, reflect influence from nearby Ravenna and Classe and suggest a date in the 8th or 9th century. An elaborate pavement of mosaic and cut stone (opus sectile...

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Canadian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1749, in Montreal; died 1823.

Sculptor. Religious subjects.

Quévillon produced panels of sculpted and painted wood to decorate Ste-Rose de Laval church in Quebec. One of these, depicting Death of St Francis of Assisi, is in Montreal Museum.

Montreal (MBA): ...

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Italian, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Urbino.

Born 15 November 1759; died 25 May 1848.

Sculptor, painter, architect, art restorer. Religious subjects.

A pupil of Michelangelo Dolci, Francesco Rondelli succeeded his master as professor at the academy in Urbino. He carved a number of figures of angels in Urbino Cathedral as well as painting a ...