Louis-Henri Brévière

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Engraving by Louis-Henri Brévière of his friend Eustache-Hyacinthe Langlois

Louis-Henri Brévière, born at Forges-les-Eaux in 1797, was a French wood-engraver, to whom is due the honour of having revived the art of wood-engraving, which had been neglected in France since the 17th century. His works number about 3000, and among them may be especially noticed the Palais de Gaillon, the arch of the Gros-Horloge at Rouen, and his engravings from the designs of Chenavard, Grandville, Meissonier, Descamps, Fragonard, Girardet, Français, Tony Johannot, Raffet, Devéria, Gavarni, Gustave Doré, Bertall, and others. He died at Hyères in 1869.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Breviere, Louis Henri". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.