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COLLAS, Achille (1794 - 1859), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COLLAS, Achille (1794 - 1859), Engraver

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 24 February 1794, in Paris; died 1859.


He was the inventor of the engraving technique known as the Collas process. At the Paris Salon of 1833 he exhibited a frame containing his attempts at engraving on steel, in imitation of low reliefs and cameos. In 1836 he also invented a method of exact smaller copies of sculpture. His most important work is

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