François Étienne Joubert (Biographical details)
François Étienne Joubert (publisher/printer; printmaker; French; Male; 1787 - 1836; fl.)
Also known as
Joubert, François Étienne; Chereaux & Joubert
(1) rue des Mathurins, aux deux piliers d'or, Paris (2) rue de Sorbonne, dans la maison neuve, aux deux piliers d'or, Paris, from c.1795 The 1797 catalogue has a note to explain that Depeuille had bought his old shop (?c.1795), which had been a print shop for more than 150 years, forcing Joubert to move. Depeuille had substituted his own sign of the 'deux pilastres d'or', but Joubert had taken his old sign with him to his new address (see PQ 2002, p.391).
Began career as engraver and print publisher in Lyons. In 1787 moved to Paris and bought stock of J F Chéreau; the two worked together for several months, before Joubert took over sole running of business in 1788. Moved to new address c.1795 when Depeuille took over his building.
In 1801 published a four page pamphlet, 'Définition des mots copie et contrefaction en gravure' (reprinted by C Hould, 'Images of the French Revolution' 1989, pp.415-6). In 1821 published 3 vols. 'Manuel de l'Amateur d'Estampes' (being a biographical dictionary of engravers, with notes on their principal plates and current prices, plus introductory essays).
49pp. catalogue of 1797 in P&D (Sc E 1 6; M.2.1(8))