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BRÉVIÈRE, Louis Henri (1797 - 1869), Engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
BRÉVIÈRE, Louis Henri (1797 - 1869), Engraver, draughtsman

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 15 December 1797, in Forges-les-Eaux (Seine-Maritime); died June 1869, in Hyères.

Engraver, draughtsman.

Brévière reintroduced the technique of engraving on wood, neglected in France since the 17th century. A pupil of J.-B. Descamps's art school in Rouen, he first set up in business in the city as a painter of trademarks, then as a general engraver. In 1815, he engraved the

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