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LE BLON, Jacob Christof (1667 - 1741), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
LE BLON, Jacob Christof (1667 - 1741), Painter, engraver

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German, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 21 May 1667, in Frankfurt am Main; died 16 May 1741, in Paris.

Painter, engraver.

Le Blon invented a technique for printing copper engravings in colour. He was a pupil of C. Meyer in Zurich. In 1696-1697, he went to Rome under the title of painter to the Emperor's ambassador. In Rome, he came to know Bonaventura Overbeck, who

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