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Wicar, Jean Baptiste Joseph

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00196752
Wicar, Jean Baptiste Joseph

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 22 January 1762, in Lille; died 27 February 1834, in Rome.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Mythological subjects, portraits, landscapes.

Wicar studied at the École de Dessin (school of drawing) in Lille. In 1780, he studied drawing under David and engraving under Lebas and Borin. He accompanied David on a visit to Rome. In 1784, he went to Florence, where he produced drawings for many of the decorations at the Pitti Palace. In the space of a year, he produced drawings for 400 pictures and statues. On his return to France, he turned his attention to engraving, publishing four volumes of prints from 1789 to 1807. He made a second visit to Rome in 1793, and returned to France to take part in the running of the Paris Conservatoire. He also exhibited in the Paris Salon from 1793....

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Subjects: Painting ; Prints and Printmaking ; 19th-Century Art ; 18th-Century Art

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