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CHÉREAU, François, the Elder (1680 - 1729), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHÉREAU, François, the Elder (1680 - 1729), Engraver

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 20 March 1680, in Blois; died 15 April 1729, in Paris.


François Chéreau studied under Gérard Audran and P. Drevet. He was made a member of the Académie in 1718. He was among of the most prolific portrait engravers of Louis XIV's reign and the most famous painters of the period were reproduced by him. He is also remembered for religious

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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