BOUZONNET-STELLA, Claudine
(b. 1636, Lyon, d. 1697, Paris)

Biography

French engraver, eldest of four children (with Françoise, Antoinette and Antoine) of Madeleine Stella (sister of Jacques Stella) who had married the Lyon goldsmith Étienne Bouzonnet. In c. 1654 all four moved to Paris to work for their uncle in his apartments in the Louvre and engrave his designs. On Jacques's death in 1657, Claudine, aged 21, took over the workshop, and was allowed to remain in the Louvre and continue her uncle's privilege.

She was a pupil of her uncle. She engraved prints mainly after the paintings by Jacques Stella and Nicolas Poussin.



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