French, 18th century, male.
Born 7 May 1694, in Paris; died 10 September 1774, in Paris.
Engraver, print publisher, writer, art lover.
Pierre-Jean Mariette occupies a position of great importance in the 18th century, representing as he does the archetype of the French connoisseur. His literary legacy forms an invaluable record of the art of the period; for example, the notes that he added to P. Orlandi's primer, which were published in the ...