Simon François Ravenet II (Biographical details)

Simon François Ravenet II (printmaker; French; Male; 1737 - 1821)

Also known as

Ravenet, Simon François

Biography

Engraver; son of Simon François Ravenet I (q.v.); born in Paris and moved with his father to London. Then to Paris and on to Parma in 1759. Taught at the academy in Parma; in 1769 contributed tothe festival book for the marriage of Ferdinando; began series of engravings of the paintings of Correggio in that city in 1778 which continued after 1800. Signs as 'eques' from 1782.
It is possible that a number of small London portraits and book illustrations signed "Ravenet" may be his juvenile work rather than that of his father.

Bibliography

S. da Campagnola, Aurea Parma XII 1978, pp.22-9 (on years in Parma)
L'Arte a Parma, 1979, pp.368-9 (full discussion of problems of biography)