The American Cyclopædia (1879)/François, Jean Charles

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The American Cyclopædia
François, Jean Charles
Edition of 1879. See also Jean-Charles François, Charles-Rémy-Jules François, and Alphonse François on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

FRANÇOIS. I. Jean Charles, a French engraver, born in Nancy in 1717, died in Paris in 1769. He was among the first to introduce engravings representing crayon and chalk drawings, and was pensioned by Louis XV., who employed him extensively. His best known works represent that king and his queen, Bayle, Erasmus, Locke, and Malebranche. II. Charles Remy Jules, a French engraver, born in Paris, Dec. 24, 1809. He early produced, after the manner of his master Henriquel-Dupont, admirable engravings of pictures by Vandyke and Raphael, and subsequently was exclusively employed in reproducing the paintings of Delaroche. He has resided in Brussels since 1858. — His brother Alphonse, born in Paris in 1811, excels in the same branch of art.