François Chéreau (Biographical details)

François Chéreau (publisher/printer; printmaker; French; Male; 1680 - 1729)

Also known as

Chéreau, François; Chéreau l'aîné

Address

(1712-13) rue du Foin, paroisse Saint Séverin (1718) rue Saint Jacques, aux deux piliers d'or

Biography

Engraver, b. Blois, worked Paris. Pupil of Drevet with high reoputation as an engraver. Increasingly worked as a publisher; took over part of the fonds of Girard Audran after the death of his widow in 1718. On François's premature death the business was continued by his widow and by his son, François II.