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date: 14 October 2019

Helman, Isidore-Stanislas-Henrilocked

(b Lille, 1743; d Paris, ?1806–9).
  • M.-E. Hellyer

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(b Lille, 1743; d Paris, ?1806–9).

French engraver and printseller. One of the first pupils at the free school of drawing in Lille, he studied under Louis-Jean Guéret (fl 1767–77) and Louis-Joseph Watteau. He completed his training in the Paris studio of Jacques-Philippe Lebas and is considered one of his best pupils. By 1777 his reputation as an engraver of genre scenes was well established. Among his most successful works are those he engraved after Jean-Michel Moreau for the second Suite d’estampes pour servir à l’histoire des modes et du costume en France, which illustrates the life of a fashionable young mother (e.g. N’ayez pas peur, ma bonne amie, 1776; Paris, Bib. N. cat. no. 29; Les Délices de la maternité, 1777; Bib. N. cat. no. 30; L’Accord parfait, 1777; Bib. N. cat. no. 31), and those for the third suite, on the theme of a man about town (e.g. Le Souper fin, 1781...

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