Beauvarlet, Jacques Firmin

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Beauvarlet, Jacques Firmin Gender: M
born on 25 September 1731 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Abbeville, France, 50n06, 1e50
Timezone LMT m1e50 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°19' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°48 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°15'


French celebrated engraver, who went to Paris when young, and was instructed in the art by Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. His first manner was bold and free, and his plates in that style are preferred by some to the more finished and highly-wrought prints that he afterwards produced, although it must be confessed that the latter are executed with great neatness and delicacy. Beauvarlet married, in 1761, Catherine Jeanne Françoise Deschamps, a young lady who possessed some skill in engraving, but who died in 1769 at the age of thirty-one. He married again in 1770, but became for a second time a widower in 1779. Eight years later, in 1787, he married Marie Catherine Riollet, who, like his first wife, was an engraver. She was born in Paris in 1755, and is said to have died in 1788. Beauvarlet himself died in Paris on 7 December 1797.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Le graveur Beauvarlet et l'Ecole Abbevilloise au XVIIIe siècle" by Émile Delignières (Cabinet historique de l'Artois et de la Picardie, 1891), p. 14: "Le vingt-cinq Septembre 1731, est né à onze heures de la nuit..."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Engraver)