SILVESTRE, French family of artists
The engraver and draughtsman IsraŽl Silvestre was a nephew of IsraŽl Henriet. Most of Silvestre's children became painters, draughtsmen or engravers. His son Louis de Silvestre (the Younger) was a successful painter, who worked for the Saxon court from 1716 to 1748. Louis's brother Charles-FranÁois Silvestre was a painter, draughtsman and engraver. Louis Silvestre (the Elder) was a painter and engraver, and both Alexandre Silvestre and Suzanne Silvestre were engravers. Suzanne married the sculptor Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne the Elder.