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Engraver of Print: S.2.01 Le printems ou la voliere, S.2.04 L’hyver, S.2.05 Le pot au lait, S.2.07 Le clavecin, S.2.08 Le souper, S.2.11 La statue de l’amitie, S.2.12 Le bal, S.2.17 Le premier soupir de l’amour, S.2.22 Le concert, S.2.23 Le tombeau, S.2.24 Conseils aux femmes, S.2.25 Regrets de David sur la mort de Betsabée, S.3.02 La declaration ingénieuse, S.3.03 Le reproche mal fondé, S.3.04 Le retour desiré, S.3.10 L’heureuse menace, S.3.11 L’obscurité desirée, S.3.13 Priere a morphée, S.3.14 La valeur d’un baiser, S.3.15 La vengeance impossible, S.3.20 Le retour du berger, S.3.21 La clochette, S.3.22 La deffense inutile, S.3.23 Le soupçon injuste, S.4.01 La chapelle de Vénus, S.4.03 Les vendanges de Cythere, S.4.05 Le désespoir amoureux, S.4.08 Les douces bléssures, S.4.09 Le mort vivant, S.4.11 Le mécontent, S.4.15 L’heureux songe, S.4.16 La capricieuse, S.4.17 Le sommeil de l’amour, S.4.18 L’amour vain queur de la raison, S.4.19 Le pouvoir de l’amour, S.4.25 Le devin de village,
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Née was born in Paris in 1732 and trained in the workshop of printmaker Jacques-Philippe le Bas alongside Louis-Joseph Masquelier l’aine and Moreau le Jeune. Née and Masquelier l’aine were frequent collaborators. They opened a shop together on rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the 1770s that later moved to rue de Fleurus during the 1789 French Revolution.
While Née would later spend much of his career engraving the designs of others, he was also competent in other areas of the graphic arts. He was commissioned early in his career to restore drawings for the publication Receuil de Peintures by famed antiquarians the compte de Caylus and Pierre-Jean Mariette.
Née’s engraved oeuvre is diverse and expansive. Among the many book illustrations, portraits and commemorative prints he engraved are his contribution to les conquêtes de l’empereur de la chine, a set of sixteen prints after paintings commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor of China in 1765. Née engraved some of those prints under the supervision of Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1715-1790). The prints copied original paintings executed by Jesuit artists working in Beijing, were etched and engraved in France from 1767-74. At around the same time that Née and Masquelier were producing their etchings for Laborde’s Choix de Chansons mises en musique.
Née was responsible for engraving a little over a third of the illustrations for Laborde’s Choix de Chansons. He etched thirty-seven of the illustrations found in the second, third and fourth volumes, alongside three frontispieces for those volumes and a portrait of Mme Laborde which appears in the first volume of Marie-Antoinette’s copy of Choix de Chansons held at the BnF, each of which he made in collaboration with Masquelier. Like Moreau le Jeune, Née survived the Revolution. He died in Paris in 1817.
Benezit, Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs, (1939), vol. 3, p. 350
Roles (Getty AAT Term): engravers (printmakers)
Roles Getty AAT URI: 300025165
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