SAGOT, Émile
(b. 1805, Dijon, d. 1888, Dijon)


French illustrator, etcher, and architect. He contributed to a number of collections celebrating France's landscape and monuments. These publications shared abundant praise of the French Middle Ages.

The artist's earliest training was in Dijon, where he became proficient in drawing, printmaking and architecture. Two areas, illustration and architecture, made for his superior understanding of buildings and their depiction. His graphic works for publication shows a mastery of the new medium of lithography.

His architectural activities included overseeing the restoration of ancient monuments.

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