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  • Jean Georges (George)

    French jeweller, goldsmith, silversmith. Hallmark: J G. Born in an unknown location (early 18th century). Lived and worked in Paris, where he qualified as a master (1747) and opened a workshop (1752)...

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  • Jean-Dominique Rachette

    French sculptor. Born to French sculptor Dominique Rachette and Claudine Bienfait in Montpellier and baptised in the parish of Saint-Denis (1744). Grew up in Copenhagen, where he studied at the Konge...

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  • Louis Caravaque

    French painter, graphic artist, decorator, applied artist, teacher. Member of the third generation of a family of artists from Gascony who decorated ships in Marseille and Toulon. Worked at the Arsen...

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  • Jacques-Philippe Le Bas

    French engraver. Son of a hairdresser who was brought up in poverty by his widowed mother. Studied under Antoine Hérisset and Nicolas Henri Tardieu in Paris (from 1721). Engraved the drawings of Jean...

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  • Jean-Baptiste Le Prince

    French engraver, painter. Born to a family of ornamental sculptors and gilders in Metz (1734). Studied under François Boucher in Paris (from 1750). Married a much older woman (1752) and allegedly fle...

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  • Nicolas-Gabriel Dupuis

    French engraver. Younger brother of the engraver Charles Dupuis (1685–1742). Studied under Gaspard Duchange, whose daughter he later married (1737). Member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sc...

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  • Gérard de la Barthe

    French artist active in the second half of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century. Studied under Joseph-Marie Vien. Worked in Russia (1787–1810). Painted a series of views of Moscow and ...

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  • Anthelme-François Lagrenée

    French painter, miniaturist. Son of Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée. Studied under François-André Vincent. Contributed to the Paris Salon (1799–1831). Lived and worked in Russia (1817–25).

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  • Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée

    French painter, teacher. Father of Anthelme-François Lagrenée. Known as Lagrenée l'aîné, to distinguish him from his younger brother, Jean-Jacques Lagrenée. Studied under Carlo Vanloo and won the Pri...

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