François-Philippe Charpentier

(1734 - 1817)
François-Philippe Charpentier was a French engraver and inventor.

His father was a bookbinder, a poor man who reportedly made many sacrifices so that his son might attend the Jesuit college at Blois; but after young Charpa few years he was compelled to leave and work to support himself. He chose to pursue the art of engraving, and entered the atel...
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