MAROT, French family of artists of Netherlandish origin

Jean Marot I, son of Girard Marot, a cabinetmaker, worked as engraver and architect; little remains of his architectural projects, but his engravings of architectural designs, highly regarded in his lifetime, have become one of the most important sources for an understanding of French architecture before the great building campaigns of Louis XIV. One of his brothers, Jean-Baptiste Marot (b. 1632), appears to have been a painter. One of Jean Marot's own sons, Daniel Marot I, was a successful engraver in Paris, until anti-Protestant legislation obliged him to emigrate to the Netherlands, where he became principal designer to William of Orange; Jean Marot's other son, Jean Marot II, probably worked with his father as an engraver and, later, as an architect of the Bātiments du Roi in Nantes and Paris between 1686 and 1702. Daniel Marot's son, Daniel Marot II, worked as a decorative painter on a number of his father's projects.

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