Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers

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Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers

Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers (aka Boucher-Desnoyers , born December 19, 1779 in Paris , † February 16, 1857 there ) was a French engraver .

Desnoyers studied from 1791 among others with Guillaume Guillon-Lethière and from 1799 worked in the studio of Pierre Alexandre Tardieu .

Desnoyers influenced the later professor and director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg , Albert Christoph Reindel , when he was also working in Paris.

Desnoyers engraved his works mainly after Raphael . He established his reputation in 1804 with the copper engraving of Raphael's Madonna in the Louvre, known as La belle jardinière . The picture of Napoléon Bonaparte in his coronation regalia (1808), which he had engraved after François Gérard and was intended for distribution to foreign princes, was highly praised in his day . In 1825 he was appointed King Charles X's first engraver , and in 1828 he was ennobled Baron Desnoyers . On January 24, 1855 he was accepted into the Prussian order Pour le Mérite .

Under the title Recueil d'estampes gravées d'après des peintures antiques italiennes, etc., Desnoyers published a collection of copperplate engravings based on ancient paintings and pictures by Italian masters, based on drawings he had made in Italy in 1818 and 1819 (34 sheets, Paris 1821).

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Paul Johannes Rée:  Reindel, Albert Christoph . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 28, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1889, pp. 11-13.
  2. The Order Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts. The Members of the Order, Volume I (1842-1881). Gebr. Mann-Verlag, Berlin, 1975, p. 182 full text (PDF; 335 kB)