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CHARLES NICHOLAS COCHIN, le Jeune (French / 1715-1790)

The painter and etcher Charles Nicholas Cochin the younger was born in Paris in 1715, the son of the painter and engraver Charles Nicholas Cochin the elder and the engraver Louise Madeleine Hortemels. Both of his parents taught him, and at 15 he entered the studio of Restout. Cochin was an intimate of Madame de Pompadour, a close friend of Diderot, and stood high in the regard of Louis XV. Charles Nicholas Cochin's drawing in sanguine, Lycurgue blessé dans une sédition, made a huge impact at the Salon de l'Académie in 1761. It is now in the Louvre. Our engraving after this work by Gilles Demarteau (b. Liège 1722, d. Paris 1776) was exhibited at the Salon of 1769. Executed in Demarteau's characteristic style, in which engraving expertly mimics pencil drawing, contemporaries declared it to be such a perfect rendering of Cochin's original it might have been made to deceive. The original copper plate, from which our proof was taken in 1923, is in the Chalcographie du Louvre.

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Lycurgue blessé dans
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