Robert Bénard

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A variety of plumes. Engraving by R. Bénard after Degerantin Wellcome

Robert Bénard (1734 in Paris – 1777) was an 18th-century French engraver.

Specialized in the technique of engraving, Robert Bénard is mainly famous for having supplied a significant amount of plates (at least 1,800) to the Encyclopédie by Diderot & d'Alembert from 1751.

Later, publisher Charles-Joseph Panckoucke reused many of his productions to illustrate the works of his catalog.

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