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Boyvin, René (1525 - 1625), engraver, etcher, designer

Marianne Grivel

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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French engraver, etcher and designer. Vasari, in his Vita of Marcantonio Raimondi, mentions that ‘after the death of Rosso [Fiorentino], we saw the arrival from France of all the engravings of his works’. He attributed this upsurge of engraved reproductions ‘to the copperplate engraver René’, that is René Boyvin. He came to Paris c. 1545 from Angers, where he was an associate of the mint. In Paris he may have been in contact

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