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GÉRARD AUDRAN
(1640-1703)






"GÉRARD, third son of Claude the First, born at Lyons, 1640; died in Paris, 1703, went to Paris, after being taught engraving by his father and his uncle, to receive instruction from the painter Lebrun, who gave him some of his paintings to reproduce. He worked in Paris four years, and in 1665 went to Rome, where he remained three years and, it is said became a pupil of Carlo Maratta. He etched as well as engraver, and produced in Rome some plates notably, a portrait of Pope Clement IX which brought him much admiration [...]" [The Catholic Encyclpedia]


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