Jean-Charles François

Nancy, 1717

Jean-Charles François (4 May 1717 – 22 March 1769) was a French engraver.

He was among the first to introduce engravings representing crayon and chalk drawings, and was pensioned by Louis XV, who employed him extensively. His most noted works represent that king and his queen, Pierre Bayle, Erasmus (after Hans Holbein), John Locke, and Nicolas Malebranche.

He died in Paris, aged 51.

Here you can see the artist's works that are part of the collection.