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Davent, Léon - engraver

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. Very little is known about his life and career. Only one of his engravings, the Apostles Contemplating Christ and the Virgin (1546; Zerner, L.D. 55) after Giulio Romano, bears a full name, ‘Lion Daven’; all the others have merely the monogram ‘L.D.’, under which his work is usually catalogued. Until Herbet’s study, this monogram was taken to be the signature of the Fleming Léonard Thiry. Davent made engravings from 1540, turning to

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