JACOB, Louis
(b. 1712, Lisieux, d. 1802, Paris)


French engraver. He moved to Paris whilst still very young, and was a pupil of Gérard Scotin the Younger, then of Jean Audran. He engraved several plates in the Crozat Collection, after Paolo Veronese. Hutin also commissioned him to reproduce The Wedding Feast at Cana, by the same master, for The Dresden Gallery collection. He engraved several works after French masters such as Boucher and Watteau.

His works are not numerous, nor are they much esteemed. His drawing is incorrect, and his heads want both character and expression.