(b. 1682, Paris, d. 1739, Paris)


Louis Desplaces was a French printmaker and draftsman. This little known artist was perhaps the most colourful of all the engravers of his time. He was an excellent interpreter of Rubens, Veronese and especially Largillière. His work (about 75 sheets) includes reproductions of paintings from the Galerie du Palais Royal, works for the Cabinet Crozat, and for the Recueil Jullienne, as well as various portraits and other pieces.