Jean-Jacques DE BOISSIEU

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FrenchBorn Jean-Jacques DE BOISSIEU

French draughtsman, etcher and engraver

Born on November 30, 1736 in Lyon , France

Died on March 1, 1810 in Lyon , France

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Jean-Jacques de Boissieu (Lyon 30 November 1736 – 1 March 1810 Lyon) was a French draughtsman, etcher and engraver

...   Jean-Jacques de Boissieu (Lyon 30 November 1736 – 1 March 1810 Lyon) was a French draughtsman, etcher and engraver


Biography
Boissieu was born at Lyon, and studied at the École Gratuite de Dessin in his home town, but was mostly self-taught. He began making prints in the period 1758–64, then went to Italy in the retinue of the ambassador Louis Alexandre, Duc de la Rochefoucauld d'Enville (1743–1792); he met Voltaire on his way, and returned with a collection of landscape drawings.
Jean-Jacques de Boissieu realised some plates for the Diderot-d'Alembert Encyclopédie.
He continued to produce prints in Lyon, which earned him a reputation as the last representative of the older etching tradition. Boissieu made many etchings of the Roman and Dutch countryside, as well as the countryside around Lyon. He was also sought after as a reproductive engraver.
His pupils included Louis Nicolas Philippe Auguste de Forbin and his nephew Claude Victor de Boissieu.


Further reading
French painting 1774-1830: the Age of Revolution. New York; Detroit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts. 1975. (see index)


External links

Works by Jean-Jacques de Boissieu at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Getty Museum: "Jean-Jacques de Boissieu"



Biography from Wikipedia (see original) under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

 

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