Étienne Fessard, a French engraver, was born in Paris in 1714. He was a pupil of Edme Jeaurat, and proved an artist of sufficient merit to be appointed one of the engravers to the king. He died in Paris in 1774. He executed a considerable number of plates, among which are the following:
- Hortensia Mancini, Duchess of Mazarin; after Ferdinand.
- Marie Madeleine de Lavergne, Countess de La Fayette; after the same.
- J. P. de Bougainville, of the French Academy; after C. N. Cochin.
- The Marquis de Mirabeau; after Van Loo.
- The Duke de Choiseul; after the same.
Subjects after various masters
- Diana and Actaeon; after Giacomo Bassano; for the Crozat Collection.
- The Virgin enthroned, with SS. Francis, John, and Catharine; after Correggio.
- The Holy Family, with St. Charles Borromeo; after Scarsellino.
- The Four Liberal Arts, personified by Children; four plates ; after C. van Loo.
- Jupiter and Antiope; after the same. 1758.
- Herminia armed as Clorinda; after J. B. Pierre.
- The Birth of Venus; after F. de Troy.
- Jupiter and Leda; after the same.
- The Triumph of Galatea; after Bouchardon; etched by Count de Caylus, and finished by Fessard.
- The Triumph of Bacchus; after the same ; etched by Count de Caylus, and finished by Fessard.
- The Nativity; after Boucher.
- A Flemish Festival; after Rubens. 1762.
- Psyche abandoned by Cupid; after Le Moine.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Fessard, Etienne". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.
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