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Agasse, Jacques-Laurent (1767–1849), painter, was born on 24 March 1767 at Geneva, and baptized there at the Temple Neuf on 21 April, the son of Philippe Agasse (1739–1827), merchant, and his wife, Catherine Audeoud (1737–1818). His family were merchants of Huguenot origin who had been established in ...

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Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767–1849) by Firmin Massot and Jacques-Laurent Agasse Museum Stiftung Oskar Reinhart; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Beck, David Hendrikszoon (1621–1656), painter, was born in Delft, Holland, on 25 May 1621, the eldest son of the schoolmaster and occasional poet Hendrik Beck, who was born in Cologne before 1593 and died in Rotterdam in 1659, and Eva Aelbertsdochter Schoonharen, who died in ...

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Chéron, Louis (1660–1725), painter and illustrator, was born in Paris on 2 September 1660 into a notable French protestant family of artists, the son of Henri Chéron (d. 1677), a miniature painter and an engraver, and the younger brother of Elizabeth-Sophie Chéron (1648–1711)...

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Colonia, Adam Isaacszoon de (1634–1685), painter, was born in Rotterdam on 12 August 1634, the son of the painter Isaac Adamszoon de Colonia (1611–1663) and Machtelt Becx. De Colonia probably trained under his father, as well as his grandfather Adam Louiszoon de Colonia (1574–1651)...

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Gheeraerts, Marcus, the elder (b. c. 1520/21, d. in or after 1586), painter and etcher, was born in Bruges, Flanders, the son of Egbert Gheeraerts, painter, who joined the Guild of St Luke at Bruges in 1516, at which date he was apparently childless, and ...

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Johnson, Cornelius [Cornelius Jansen, Janssen, or Jonson van Ceulen] (bap. 1593, d. 1661), painter, was baptized in London on 14 October 1593 at the Dutch church, Austin Friars, the son of Johanna le Grand and Cornelius Johnson (d. in or before 1605)...

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Meulen, Steven van der (d. 1563/4), painter, was the son of Rinnold (or Rumold) van der Meulen. In 1543 he was a pupil of the Antwerp artist Willem van Cleve (fl. 1530–1564). In 1552 he registered with the Guild of St Luke...

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Müntz, Johann Heinrich [John Henry] (1727–1798), painter and architect, was born on 28 September 1727 in the town of Mulhouse, the second of three children of Martin Müntz, a schoolmaster, and his wife, Judith, née Dolfuss (Dollfus; 1697–1763). In 1748, while a captain of a Swiss regiment in the French army, ...