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GISSEY, Henri (1621 - 1673), Draughtsman, engineer

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GISSEY, Henri (1621 - 1673), Draughtsman, engineer

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 19 June 1621, in Paris; died 5 February 1673, in Paris.

Draughtsman, engineer.

He was the son of Germain Gissey. In 1660, Louis XIV named him Chamber and Cabinet Draughtsman of the King. Entrusted with the festivities and hobbies of the king, he drew admiration for the richness and innovation of the costumes he designed, especially those for the ballet. He

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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