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ALLAIS, Jean Alexandre (1792 - 1850), Engraver (burin/mezzotint)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALLAIS, Jean Alexandre (1792 - 1850), Engraver (burin/mezzotint)

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 1792, in Paris; died 1850, in Paris.

Engraver (burin/mezzotint).

Because both his father, Louis-Jean Allais, and his mother (née Briceau) were engravers, Jean-Alexandre learned the technique while very young. He had a broader vision, however, and sought further inspiration from Jacques-Louis David (for composition) and from Urbain Massard and Fossoyeux (for engraving techniques). Sadly, Allais emerged as no more than an honest

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