• NameBenoît Audran I
  • Activity/Titleengraver
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesBenoît Audran I
  • Nationality/DatesFrench, born 1661-11-22, dead 1721-10-02
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Lyon, France
BiographyEngraver, brother of Claude Audran III. He was the pupil of his uncle Girard Audran, as his style showed. His oeuvre, numbering more than 200 prints, included not only reproductions of paintings by such artists as Le Brun, François Verdier, Eustache Le Sueur and Pierre Mignard, but also numerous vignettes for books, among them a famous series (1718) for the Greek myth Daphnis et Chloé after compositions by the Regent, Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans. Audran was admitted (reçu) to the Académie Royale in 1709, with a portrait of Jean-Baptiste Colbert after Claude Lefèbvre and a Raising of the Cross after Le Brun.
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