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FRANÇOIS, Jean Charles (1717 - 1769), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRANÇOIS, Jean Charles (1717 - 1769), Engraver

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 4 May 1717, in Nancy; died 21 March 1769, in Paris.


[not available online]Jean François was an engraver of drawings to the king's cabinet and ordinary engraver to the king of Poland. He made many discoveries in the art of engraving, imitating drawing and even water-colour in an extraordinary way. These procedures were taken up by Demarteau and helped to establish

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