Benoît Farjat, a French engraver, was born at Lyons in 1646. He was taught the elements of the art by Guillaume Chasteau, whose manner he at first adopted; but he afterwards went to Rome, and acquired a greater command of the graver, and a better style of design, though he is not always correct. He died in Rome in 1724. There are by him some portraits, and various subjects from the Italian masters; the following are the most esteemed:
- Cardinal Federigo Coccia; after L. David.
- Cardinal Cornaro; after the same. 1697.
- Cardinal Tommaso Ferrari; after the same. 1695.
Subjects after various masters
- The Holy Family, with St. John; after Albani.
- The Holy Family, with St. John presenting a Cross; after Pietro da Cortona.
- The Marriage, or, according to others, the Coronation, of St. Catharine; after Agostino Carracci.
- The Virgin and Infant Jesns, with St. John presenting some fruit; after Annibale Carracci.
- The Temptation of St. Anthony; after the same.
- The Communion of St. Jerome; after Domenichino.
- The Death of St. Francis Xavier; after G. B. Gaulli.
- The Marriage of the Virgin; after C. Maratti.
- The Nativity of Christ; after the same.
- The Race of Atalanta; after P. Locatelli.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Farjat, Benoît". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.
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