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French, 18th century, male.

Born 25 September 1731, in Abbeville; died 7 December 1797, in Abbeville.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), print publisher.

He came to Paris when he was very young, and trained with Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. He quickly earned a reputation as a skilled engraver. His work is characterised by fine, fluid, deft strokes of the burin. He was granted the title of Engraver to the King and, on ...

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1772, in Nantes; died 1817, in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver (etching/burin), print publisher.

Alexis Chataigner, a pupil of François-Marie Queverdo, was one of the most prolific engravers of the Revolution and the Empire.

Paris, 14 Dec 1935: The Husband's Departure...

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 1660, in Paris; died c. 1730.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Jean Crépy was the brother of Louis Crépy and is best remembered for his portraits. Le Blanc attributes 35 plates to him.

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French, 18th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born c. 1680.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

Louis Crépy made engravings after Le Brun, Lancret, Van Loo and Watteau.

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Versailles.

Draughtsman, engraver (burin), print publisher.

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Gode Krämer and Roberto Pontual

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 1756, in Paris; died 1806.

Engraver, draughtsman, print publisher.

Laurent Guyot studied under Tiliard. He made his debut at the Salon in 1793 with views of the countryside around Rome after Pernet, and several genre scenes after Mallet, Lheine, Garneray, and Bellanger. That so many well established artists should supply him with their subjects for reproduction suggests that he was already enjoying a healthy reputation. It can be surmised that Guyot, like many other young artists, was reluctant to exhibit in the restrictive academic climate of the time, which had seen the abolition of the Académie de Saint Luc. Even so, Guyot already ranked among the best colour engravers. At the ...

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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.

Draughtsman, engraver, print publisher.

This artist was active in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 18th century. An engraver named Andries Kartensz. de Leth was married in that city in 1693. His work, which comprises nearly 200 leaves of Views of Holland...