Abraham Bosse

French , 1602 - 1676

Printmaker and book-illustrator, Abraham Bosse is noted as one of the first to write a treatise on engraving. With early work consisting of illustrations to novels and religious books, it was during the 1630's that he produced prints illustrating contemporary life including "La Marriage á la Ville" and "Marriage á la Campagne" series, 1633. He is also known to have produced biblical prints, including the "Wise and Foolish Virgins" series (c1635) in which the figures are depicted in the costumes of the contemporary bourgeois.
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