François Chéreau (Biographical details)
François Chéreau (publisher/printer; printmaker; French; Male; 1680 - 1729)
Also known as
Chéreau, François; Chéreau l'aîné
(1712-13) rue du Foin, paroisse Saint Séverin (1718) rue Saint Jacques, aux deux piliers d'or
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.