Auguste Gaspard Louis Desnoyers
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).
- Paul Johannes Rée: Reindel, Albert Christoph . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 28, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1889, pp. 11-13.
- 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)
|SURNAME||Desnoyers, Auguste Gaspard Louis|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Boucher Desnoyers, Auguste Gaspard Louis|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French engraver|
|DATE OF BIRTH||December 19, 1779|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Paris|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 16, 1857|
|Place of death||Paris|