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Abraham Bosse

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Frontispiece for Hobbes' Leviathan

Abraham Bosse (approx. 1604 1 - February 14 1676) was an engraver and artist. He was born to Calvinist parents in Tours, France. His father had moved to Tours from Germany. Bosse moved to Paris, where he died in 1676. Roughly 1600 works are attributed to him. Among his subjects were: religion, history, fashion, technology, and illustrations for books. (Such as a frontispiece for Hobbes' Leviathan, which he created with input from Hobbes)

References

Note 1: Based on recent research, his date of birth is closer to 1604 than the traditionally given birth year of 1602. Bosse's apprenticeship contract was found in which it is mentioned that he was aged 16 at the date of signing the contract (June 16 1620). [1] (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/actualites/celebrations2004/abosse.htm)

External links

  • Dossier on Abraham Bosse (http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/actualites/celebrations2004/abosse.htm) by the French ministry of culture. (in French)

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