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date: 16 October 2019

Pitau, Nicolas I, the Elderlocked

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 1632, in Antwerp; died before 20 March 1671, in Paris.

Draughtsman, engraver, print publisher.

The son and pupil of the goldsmith Jean Pitau, Nicolas Pitau the Elder also worked with Corneille Gale and Philippe de Champagne. He went with his father to Paris, where he produced a large number of portraits and subjects after Raphael, Guercino, Carracci, Lefebvre, Mignard and Philippe de Champagne. His best works are perhaps the ...

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