• NameNicolas Delaunay
  • Activity/Titleprintmaker, draughtsman, engraver
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesstavningsvariant: Nicolas de Launay
    namnvariant: Nicolas (l´aîné) Delaunay
    namnvariant: Nicolas de
  • Nationality/DatesFrench, born 1739-09-20, dead 1792-03-22
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Paris, France
    Place of death: Paris, France
BiographyTrained with Louis-Simon Lempereur. His oeuvre includes portraits and also landscapes, for example two engravings of Roman ruins (1768; see Hébert and Sjöberg, nos 35 and 36) after Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, made for Jean-Georges Wille. As a book illustrator, de Launay contributed to some of the most famous books of the period, including the Métamorphoses d’Ovide (Paris, 1767–71; hs 25–34); but he was best known for the amorous scenes that he engraved after such artists as Pierre-Antoine Baudouin, Niclas Lafrensen, Sigmund Freudenberger, Jean-Baptiste Le Prince and, most particularly, Jean-Honoré Fragonard.
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