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French, 18th century, male.

Born 23 October 1723, in Paris; died 12 June 1797.

Engraver (burin/etching), print dealer.

Basan had Jean Dauillé and Étienne Fessard as masters. He engraved a large number of prints and specialised in publishing engravings. He employed a succession of artists in his house and, with their assistance, published a considerable number of pieces (more than 550 between 1761 and 1799), which are in general purely commercial productions. In 1770, he published the statesman Choiseul's art collection, and then Poullain's in 1781. He also published magnificently illustrated books, including Ovid's ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Died before 17 August 1775.

Engraver, print dealer.

Antoine Basset is known to have executed a Return from Egypt after Rubens.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1705; died after 1764.

Engraver, print dealer. Anatomical subjects.

Étienne Charpentier was a pupil of Jean Joseph Bâlechou. His business was in the Rue St-Jacques in Paris. In 1762 he was working on Didier's Anatomical Works ( Tableaux anatomiques...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 29 October 1688, in Blois; died 1 December 1776, in Paris.

Engraver, print dealer.

Jacques Chéreau was brother to François Chéreau, under whom he studied. In England, he engraved King George I's portrait from Sir Godfrey Kneller's painting. Other works he is known for include a portrait of Bishop Colbert of Montpellier after Raoux, and one of Louis XV's Queen, Mary Leczynska, after Van Loo....

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1742, in Paris; died 1794, in Paris.

Engraver, print dealer.

Jacques Chéreau was the son of François Chéreau the Younger.

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1732, in Paris.

Engraver, print dealer.

This artist was the son of Jacques Chéreau.

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JoLynn Edwards

French marchand-mercier, picture dealer, publisher, and pioneer of the Parisian auction business. In 1718 his marriage to Marie-Louise Sirois (1698–1725), daughter of the master glazier, Pierre Sirois, brought him into the circle of Antoine Watteau’s intimate friends and determined the future course of his activities. His father-in-law frequently exhibited pictures and occasionally worked in association with the painter Antoine Dieu, a picture dealer, whose stock and business Gersaint had bought before his marriage. He took possession of Dieu’s shop, Au Grand Monarque, on the Petit Pont, on ...

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 9 May 1695, in Orléans; died 11 June 1772, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, designer of ornamental architectural features, print dealer.

There is much confusion about the biography and whereabouts of the Huquiers, apparently because of mistakes in earlier works about Gabriel and Jacques Gabriel. Le Blanc swaps their first names around, giving the father the names of the son. Bryan's Dictionary states that Gabriel died in London, yet there is a certificate of burial drawn up in the parish of St-Benoît for the 30 June 1772 to prove the opposite. His alleged flight to England following the publication of a pamphlet attacking the Jesuits and subsequently pinned on him has not been verified and fits better with what we know of Jacques Gabriel. Because of their place in the history of French engraving, it is a matter of no small importance to get as clear a view as possible of these artists....

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Dutch, 18th century, male.

Active in Amsterdamc.1721.

Engraver, print dealer.

Willem Koning is particularly known for a series of 16 plates depicting naval tactics. The print Portrait of the Countess of Yarmouth, after Van Hoogh, can almost certainly be attributed to him.

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German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 23 June 1655, in Augsburg; died 16 July 1719, in Augsburg.

Engraver, print dealer.

Kraus was the son-in-law and student of Melchior Küsel. He imitated Sébastien Le Clerc and produced copies of Albrecht Dürer and Lucas of Leiden. He engraved views, biblical subjects and worked for booksellers. A reference by Le Blanc giving his date of birth as 1737 and date of death as 1806 must be mistaken, because when referring to the artist's work he mentions pieces dated 1685, 1694 and 1700 among others....