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Rousseau, Jean Jacques

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00156926
Rousseau, Jean Jacques

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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 without a knowledge of drawing, a knowledge gained during his apprenticeship to a master engraver in Geneva....

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; 18th-Century Art

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