Simon François Ravenet

Simon François (I) Ravenet was a French engraver (1706–1774).

He was born in Paris, where he studied engraving under La Bas before moving to London in 1750, where he founded a school of line-engravingcite book | title=Dictionary of National Biography Volume XLVII| last=Lee| first=Sidney| date=2001| pages=315| publisher=Adamant Media Corporation| id=ISBN:1402170645] and is credited with the revival of engraving in England.cite book | title=The Olde Engravers of England in Their Relation to Contemporary Life and Art| last=Salaman| first=Malcolm Charles| date=1907| pages=181| publisher=Caseell and Company, limited] He died in London. Some of his work remains on display at the National Portrait GalleryCite web|url=http://www.npg.org.uk/live/search/person.asp?LinkID=mp17141&role=art|title=Simon François Ravenet (1706-1774)|accessdate=2008-04-04|publisher=National Portrait Gallery] as well as at the Cleveland Museum of Art.Cite web|url=http://www.clevelandart.org/Explore/artist.asp?artistLetter=R&recNo=33&showall=true|title=Simon François Ravenet (French, 1706-1774)|accessdate=2008-04-04|publisher=The Cleveland Museum of Art]

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