Jacques-Philippe Le Bas  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Jacques-Philippe Le Bas or Lebas (8 July 1707 - 14 April 1783) was a French engraver.


Life and work

Lebas was engraver to the Cabinet du roi and successfully produced engravings after several paintings by different artists. His oeuvre amounts to more than 500 works, including many large portraits after Vernet, and several works after van de Velde, Parrocel, Berchem, Ruysdaël, Watteau, Oudry and Lancret.

Selected works

  • The works of mercy, large intaglio plate after David Teniers;
  • L’Enfant prodigue, pendant to The Works of Pity, after Teniers;
  • A follow-up to Fêtes de village, in intaglio;
  • Le Sanglier féroce, large intaglio plate after Philips Wouwerman;
  • La Chasse à l’italienne and le Pot au lait, two large intaglio plates after Wouvermans, as a pendant;
  • Le Départ de la chasse; la Prise du héron, two intaglio plates as a pendant, after Carel Van Falens;
  • Le Rendez-vous de chasse; l’Heureux Chasseur, two plates after the former;
  • L’Alliance de Bacchus et de Venus, medium plate after Noël Nicolas Coypel


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