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Meylan, Philippe-Samuel
Le Brassus, Vaud (Switzerland), 1770 - Geneva (Switzerland), 1845
Meylan, Philippe-Samuel
Le Brassus, Vaud (Switzerland), 1770 - Geneva (Switzerland), 1845

Swiss watchmaker who mastered all kinds of precision mechanical creations, especially clockwork mechanisms and automatons. Between 1811 and 1828 he was associated with Isaac Daniel Piguet, creating the firm Piguet & Meylan in Geneva. The firm became famous especially for the creation of "Chinese mounts", watch cases made mostly of gold, enamels and pearl strings, destined for export to China. (htt

Delpech, François Séraphin
Paris (France), 1778 - Paris (France), 1825
Delpech, François Séraphin
Paris (France), 1778 - Paris (France), 1825

French printer, lithographer and art critic.

Franco, Giacomo
Urbino, 1550 - Venice, 1620
Franco, Giacomo
Urbino, 1550 - Venice, 1620

Italian engraver and editor

Cárdenas Maldonado, Gabriel de
Cuéllar, Segovia (Spain), Doc. 1588 - Doc. 1604
Cárdenas Maldonado, Gabriel de
Cuéllar, Segovia (Spain), Doc. 1588 - Doc. 1604

This Spanish painter belonged to a family of local painters, including his father, Julián Maldonado, with whom he must have studied. He was married to María de la Cruz but there is no record of offspring. His work reflects the characteristics of painting from the School of Valladolid, which influenced the area of Segovia during that period. There is no evidence that he worked outside the diocese o

A.G.
A.G.

He was active in Paris, ca. 1879

Bonay, Francisco
act. 1702, Act. 1702 - act. 1743, Act. 1743
Bonay, Francisco
act. 1702, Act. 1702 - act. 1743, Act. 1743

Bonay, Francisco or Vicente was a Spanish painter active between 1702 and 1743. Juan Agustín Ceán Bermúdez dedicated a few brief lines to him in his Historical Dictionary of the Most Illustrious Fine Arts Professors. These words were based on the reports offered by the local scholar Marcos Antonio Orellana in his Valencian pictorial biography. In them, he underlines the detailed natured of his bru

Ajello, Eutichio
Gala (Messina), 1711 - Gala, 1793
Ajello, Eutichio
Gala (Messina), 1711 - Gala, 1793

This philosopher and theologist was the abbot of the Monastery of Gala, where he carried out his early studies. He taught philosophy in Paris and was a teacher and academician at the Academy of London. He was called to Spain by Philip V's wife, Elizabeth of Farnesio, where he worked as her librarian and antiquary. After returning to Italy, he settled in Naples and published his works. Towards the

Berdusán y Osorio, Vicente
Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza (Spain), 1632 - Tudela, Navarra (Spain), 1697
Berdusán y Osorio, Vicente
Ejea de los Caballeros, Zaragoza (Spain), 1632 - Tudela, Navarra (Spain), 1697

Orphaned at the age of eight, he moved to Tudela, where he studied with his uncle, Fernando de Mozos, between 1645 and 1648. He spent the following four years at court, in Juan Carreño de Miranda's workshop. This brought him into contact with the Royal Collections and with other painters working in Madrid, including Francisco ¬Rizi, Claudio Coello, Francisco de Herrera and Mateo Cerezo. In 1653, h

Milius, Félix Augustin
Marseille (France), 1843 - ?, 1894
Milius, Félix Augustin
Marseille (France), 1843 - ?, 1894

Painter, engraver, illustrator

Bertall, Charles Albert
Paris (France), 1820 - Soyons (France), 1882
Bertall, Charles Albert
Paris (France), 1820 - Soyons (France), 1882

Photographer

Pereira, Manuel
Oporto (Portugal), 1588 - Madrid (Spain), 1683
Pereira, Manuel
Oporto (Portugal), 1588 - Madrid (Spain), 1683

Though born in Portugal he is considered a Spanish sculptor since he settled here in 1638. He made polychrome sculptures including a "Saint Bruno" for the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid and another for the Miraflores Charterhouse, as well as a "Christ of Forgiveness" and a "Christ of Lozoya" for Segovia Cathedral. His sculptures of the "Holy Laborers" at San Isidro el Real in Madrid have

Clement, Alexandre
Clement, Alexandre

He was active in Paris, ca. 1800

Gaillard, Claude Ferdinand
Paris (France), 07.01.1834 - Paris (France), 27.01.1887
Gaillard, Claude Ferdinand
Paris (France), 07.01.1834 - Paris (France), 27.01.1887

French engraver and painter, of which the Prado Museum has only one engraving.

Arellano, José de
Doc. 1665 - Doc. 1710
Arellano, José de
Doc. 1665 - Doc. 1710

Son and disciple of well-known flower painter Juan de Arellano, he imitated his father so well that many of his works have been attributed to him, although José is less masterful. His brushstrokes are dryer and less dissolved and his colors, more muted (Sánchez del Peral, J. R. in Enciclopedia del Museo Nacional del Prado, 2006, vol II, p. 409).

Parada y Santín, José
Madrid (Spain), 1857 - Madrid (Spain), 5.7.1923
Parada y Santín, José
Madrid (Spain), 1857 - Madrid (Spain), 5.7.1923

A qualified doctor, José Parada devoted his career to costumbrista painting and to his professorship in anatomy at the School of San Fernando. He was the author of numerous writings on art, foremost among them being this collection of biographies of Spanish women painters. Although he betrays the influence of the German neurologist P.J. Moebius and his ideas on the incapacity of women for genius,

González Ruiz, Antonio
Corella (Spain), 1711 - Madrid (Spain), 1788
González Ruiz, Antonio
Corella (Spain), 1711 - Madrid (Spain), 1788

A pupil of Houasse in Madrid between 1726–30, he travelled at his own expense to Paris, Rome and Naples where he completed his education. Upon his return in 1737, he became acquainted with the court milieu, worked for the Palace, and was a member of the Preparatory Board for the foundation of the Royal Academy of Noble Arts beginning in 1744. He married a daughter of the engraver Juan Bernabé Palo

Larmessin I, Nicolas de
Paris (France), 1632 - Paris (France), 24.7.1694
Larmessin I, Nicolas de
Paris (France), 1632 - Paris (France), 24.7.1694

Engraver, elder brother of Nicolas de Larmessin II. His father was a libraire; he himself was apprenticed to Jean Mathieu in 1647. Married 1654 the daughter of the print publisher Pierre Bertrand of the Pomme d'Or in rue St Jacques. Took over his stock at his death c.1678. On his own death, the business seems to have been continued by his widow. Specialised in portraits, often in series (https://w

Fouquet, Jean
France, Activ. 1781 - 1798
Fouquet, Jean
France, Activ. 1781 - 1798

Miniaturist, painter and portrait draftsman, active in Paris between 1781 - 1798 ( (E. Bénézit, Dictionaire, 1976, v. 4, p. 461; y http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=124811)

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