BEAUVARLET, Jacques-Firmin
(b. 1731, Abbeville, d. 1797, Paris)


French engraver. He went to Paris when young, and was instructed in the art by Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. He married, in 1761, Catherine Jeanne Françoise Deschamps, an engraver 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.

Beauvarlet engraved many portraits after Nattier, Frédou, Drouais, and others, as well as religious and mythological scenes after various masters.

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