John Baptist Chatelain
Chatelain was born in London into a Huguenot family, surname Phillippe, and changed his name later in life. He died in May 1758, as shown[where?] in an advertisement placed by William Bellers. Older sources give very different accounts.
Chatelain was employed by Boydell, especially in engraving with François Vivares the series of landscapes after Claude, Rembrandt, Guaspre, and others. Vivares being more appreciated by the public, his name was often placed on plates engraved by Chatelain alone, as in the case of a fine landscape after Pietro da Cortona, and another named 'The Storm,' in which Poussin has introduced the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. He engraved, also for Boydell, eleven views in London and in Italy. He died in London in 1771. The following list comprises his most important works:
- The Four Times of the Day; etched by Chatelain, afterwards finished in mezzotint by Houston.
- Eight Landscapes; after Gaspard Poussin.
- A Landscape; after Rembrandt.
- Eight Views of the Lakes in Cumberland and Westmoreland; after Bellers.
- Three Landscapes; after Pietro da Cortona, N. Poussin, and F. Bolognese.
- Portrait of Crébillon.
- Portrait of Meunier de Querlon.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Chatelain, Jean Baptiste Claude". 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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