- Also known as
primary name: Lepautre, Jean
other name: Le Pautre, Jean
other name: Le Potre, Jean
other name: Lepotre, Jean
- individual; printmaker; French; Male
- Life dates
- Rue du Verbois, paroisse Saint Nicolas des Champs, Paris
Aux Charniers des Saints Innocents (from 1677)
- Designer, etcher, publisher; the first of the Lepautre dynasty, brother of Antoine the architect, and father of Jacques and Pierre. Trained as a menuisier under Adam Philippon, who published his first plates. Prints from 1644 until his death, initially for publishers such as Jean Leblond and Pierre Mariette, later for de Poilly and himself as well; his life little documented, but a member of the Académie in 1677. His widow, Marguerite Gastelier (d.1698), took over the publishing activities after his death (see notice in the Mercure for September 1686, pp.204-10) until her death in 1698. Plates then passed to Gantrel.
The Fitzwilliam Museum has an intact album with 790 prints by Jean Lepautre from the collection of Zaccaria Sagredo, and Waddesdon Manor has a XVIIc album with 997 prints.
- IFF XI, XII (by Maxime Préaud) (2,183 nos)
F.Souchal, French sculptors of the 17 & 18c., Oxford II pp.437-41 (on the family tree)