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DAVENT, Léon - Illuminator, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
DAVENT, Léon - Illuminator, engraver

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French, 16th century, male.

Illuminator, engraver (burin/etching).

First Fontainebleau School..

Active in Fontainebleau and Paris between 1540 and 1556, this artist signed his prints with the initials L.D. According to Adam Bartsch, writing in the 19th century, two plates, one with the inscription Lion and the other Daven, were evidence that they were by Léon Davent, born in Lyons. Other scholars put forward the suggestion that the artist was

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