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CHARPENTIER, François Philippe (1734 - 1817), Draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHARPENTIER, François Philippe (1734 - 1817), Draughtsman, engraver

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Active in Paris.

Born 3 October 1734, in Blois; died 22 July 1817, in Blois.

Draughtsman, engraver.

François Philippe Charpentier invented a purely mechanical method of engraving with wash tint and in colour. Count Caylus purchased, and was the first to use, Charpentier's method. He also invented a machine for engraving designs for lace-making. He was given the title of

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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