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CHÉREAU, J. - Besançon.

CHÉREAU, J. -  Besançon.
CHÉREAU, J. - Besançon.
Date: Paris, 1760
Size: 165 x 224 mm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition: Very good impression. Good margins.


Panoramic view of the city of Besançon, including a numbered legend in both lower corners. The plate is numbered in black pencil in upper right corner. Published by J. Chéreau, active in Paris at rue St. Jacques.
Franqois Chéreau was born in 1680 in Blois, it is unknown when he settled in Paris. He was student of Gérard Audran and Pierre Drevet. In 1718 he acquired the stock of copperplates and prints of his tutor Gérard Audran. He was a very talented engraver. After his death in 1729 the copperplates were sold by his widow. His brother Jacques (le jeune) (1688-1776) was also engravers and publisher and worked for one year in England. He was well known as engraver of portraits.
Very rare print with a high standard of engraving.
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  • Reference N°: 23157