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François Chauveau

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François Chauveau
François Chauveau
Born10 May 1613
Paris, France
Died3 February 1676
Paris, France
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François Chauveau (10 May 1613 – 3 February 1676) was a French artist, known as a burin engraver, draftsmen and painter.


François Chauveau was born 10 May 1613 in Paris, as the second son of the impoverished noble, Lubin Chauveau and of Marguerite de Fleurs.[1][2] He studied in the studio of Laurent de La Hyre and specialised in etching. He married Marguerite Roger on 8 February 1652.

Louis XIV gave him a pension and the title of Graveur du Roi (King's engraver) in 1662.

Chauveau was the first printmaker to be made a member to the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture on 14 April 1663.[3]

He died in 1676 in Paris.

Notable for his great culture and imagination, he was one of the four French engravers cited by Charles Perrault in his "Hommes illustres". Chauveau left nearly 1,600 works (frontispices, vignettes...), including illustrations for works by Mademoiselle de Scudéry (he engraved the famous Map of Tendre and the frontispiece for her Artamène), Scarron, Molière, Racine and Boileau. La Fontaine summoned him to illustrate the first six books of his fables.

He had many students, including Nicolas Guérard, Jean-Baptiste Broebes and Edward Davies. His children included René, Évrard and Louis Chauveau.


  1. ^ Moreri, Louis (1759). Le grand dictionnaire historique ou Le melange curieux de l'Histoire sacrée et profane ... (in French). Paris, France: chez les libraires associés [Le Mercier, Desaint & Saillant, Jean-Thomas Herissant, Boudet, Vincent, Le Prieur]. p. 586.
  2. ^ Uzanne, Octave (1881). Le livre (in French). Paris, France: A. Quantin. p. 266.
  3. ^ A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660–1715. Peter Fuhring, Louis Marchesano, Remi Mathis, Vanessa Selbach (editors). Getty Publications. 2015. pp. 10–11. ISBN 9781606064504.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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