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Sir Balthazar Gerbier (1592–16631667) by Paulus Pontius, 1634 (after Sir Anthony Van Dyck) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Gerbier, Sir Balthazar (1592–1663/1667), art agent, miniature painter, and architect, was born on 23 February 1592 at Middelburg in the Netherlands, the son of Antonie Gerbier and Radigonde Blavet, who were Huguenot émigrés. Gerbier later styled himself Baron d'Ouvilly, or Doully. Little is known about his early upbringing or education, and ...


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, ...