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DEMARTEAU, Gilles (1729 - 1776), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DEMARTEAU, Gilles (1729 - 1776), Engraver

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Flemish School, 18th century, male.

Born 1729, in Liège; died 1776, in Paris.


[not available online]Gilles Demarteau was given a pension by Louis XV and became a member of the Paris academy in 1764. He worked mainly after Cochin, Huet and Boucher. By 1914 his works had attracted very high prices.

Demarteau invented a new form of engraving imitating red chalk drawing. This process, known as

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