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ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712 - 1778), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques (1712 - 1778), Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman

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Swiss, 18th century, male.

Born 1712, in Geneva; died 1778, in Ermenonville (Oise).

Painter, watercolourist, engraver, draughtsman.

Jean Jacques Rousseau was also a writer and composer, composing The Village Soothsayer (Devin du Village). However, it is his work as an artist which is of most interest. He invented, without any success, an original notation of music, which he could not have achieved

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