Reference Entry

Lasne, Michel

Véronique Meyer

in Oxford Art Online


Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gao/9781884446054.article.T049446

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections
  • Prints and Printmaking

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

(b Caen, c. 1590; d Paris, Dec 4, 1667).

French engraver, draughtsman and collector. He was the son of a goldsmith. His first known engraving is a frontispiece of Pluto and Neptune for Jean de Montlyard’s Mythologie (Rouen, 1611), which reproduces a print by Thomas de Leu. The next established date for him is 1617, when he engraved a portrait of Ambroise Salazar, a stiff and mediocre work. His name appears in the guild records of Antwerp for 1617–18. He probably worked under the direction of Rubens, after whom he engraved several compositions; later he may have worked under van Dyck. Before his stay in Antwerp his engraving was dry and meticulous, but, under the influence of Philip Galle, Hubertus Goltzius and Rubens’s engravers, his touch became softer and his cutting more refined.

By 1621 Lasne was back in France. There he married and had a daughter whose godfather, the celebrated physician and art collector Charles Delorme (...

Reference Entry.  701 words. 

Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections ; Prints and Printmaking

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.