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MARIETTE, Pierre-Jean (1694 - 1774), Engraver, print publisher, writer, art lover

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MARIETTE, Pierre-Jean (1694 - 1774), Engraver, print publisher, writer, art lover

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French, 18th century, male.

Born 7 May 1694, in Paris; died 10 September 1774, in Paris.

Engraver, print publisher, writer, art lover.

Pierre-Jean Mariette occupies a position of great importance in the 18th century, representing as he does the archetype of the French connoisseur. His literary legacy forms an invaluable record of the art of the period; for example, the notes that he added

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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