Pierre François Tardieu

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Pierre François Tardieu
Born 1711
Paris, France
Died 1771
Paris, France
Nationality French
Education Nicolas Henri Tardieu
Known for Engraving

Pierre François Tardieu (1711 - 1771) was a French engraver, nephew of Nicolas-Henri Tardieu.[1]

Pierre Francois Tardieu was born around 1711 in Paris, son of Jean Tardieu. His uncle, Nicolas Henri Tardieu, taught him the art of engraving. He produced historical and genre works. He is noted for two excellent engravings after Peter Paul Rubens, the Judgement of Paris and Persée et Andromache. He did much work on the engravings for the Fables de la Fontaine after drawings by Oudry.[2]

Tardieu's wife, Marie-Anne Rousselet (1733-1826), was from the family of the engraver Gilles Rousselet and the sculptor Jean Rousselet, both of whom were members of the Academy. Marie-Anne made several engravings of historical and genre subjects, including Saint John the Baptist (1756) after Jean-Baptiste van Loo.[2]

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