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etcher, engraver (printmaker), painter, draftsman, cartographer, court engraver, engineer
wrote a.o. 1669 'Pratique de la géométrie sur le papier et sur le terrain in Paris', in Latin, but translated in Russian, English and Dutch, 1679 Système sur la vision fondé sur de nouvelles principes 'Principes de dessein, (Ioh. Georg Wolff) (ca. 1700), with prints by G.C. Bodenehr after the inventions of Le Clerc. He also made illustrations, a.o. for "Histoire sacrée en tableaux" of Abbé Claude-Orance Finé de Brianville, (3 Bde, 1670-75), for Molières "Psyché" (1671) and for Claude Perraults "Essais de physique" (1680-88). His 'Traité d'architecture avec des remarques et des observations très utiles pour les jeunes gens, qui veulent s'appliquer à ce bel art' appeared posthumously in Paris 1714.
Nationality/school
French
Born
Metz 1637-09-26
Deceased
Paris 1714-10-25
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son of Laurent Leclerc, goldsmith in Metz; father of Sébastien Leclerc II
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  • Metz 1660 - 1664
    He was initially trained by his father; from 1660 he worked as a cartographer and military engineer for Marshal Henri de La Ferté-Senneterre
  • Parijs 1664 - 1714
    In 1664/65 he went to Paris to train as an architect/ingeneer for fortresses. Charles Le Brun however advised him to become a graphic artist: with his help and that of Jean-Baptiste Colbert he quickly got a succesful position in the Hôtel des Gobelins, and a royal pension; in 1671 he became a member of the Académie royale. In 1693 he became 'Graveur ordinaire du Roi'. After 1710 he had to stop working due to failing eyesight. In 1774 Charles-Antoine Jombert published a catalogue listing 3212 works by him.
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Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (Parijs)
member and also teacher of geometry and perspective there (1680-1689)
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Creation date: 1992-01-12; Last modified date: 2020-11-27

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