South West Prospect of Coalbrook-Dale…

Francois Vivares (1709 - 1780)

Coloured line engraving

1758
  • About the artist
    Francois Vivares was born near Montpellier, France. He was apprenticed to a tailor but made drawings, etchings and engravings in his spare time. He moved to London, aged 18, to study under French engraver and draughtsman Jean-Baptiste-Claude Chatelain and later under Italian painter Jacopo Amigoni. By 1744 he was publishing prints. He opened a print shop near Leicester Fields (now Leicester Square), producing prints after his own work, that of his pupils and ‘of the best Masters’. He became one of the most renowned landscape engravers of his time and is particularly known for engravings after the works of French painter Claude Lorrain. In 1766, he became a member of the Incorporated Society of Artists. He died in London, aged 71.
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  • Details
    Title
    South West Prospect of Coalbrook-Dale…
    Date
    1758
    Medium
    Coloured line engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, January 1973
    GAC number
    9841