Abel Boyer Gallo-Anglus, Glossographus & Historicus.

Method Copper engraving
Artist Francois Chereau I after Hans Hysing
Published [c.1710]
Dimensions Image 295 x 206 mm, Sheet 303 x 215 mm
Notes Abel Boyer (c.1667-1729) was a French-English lexicographer, journalist and writer. Born in France, Boyer studied in Puylaurens and Franeker, Friesland, before moving to England in 1689. A prolific author, his publications include 'The compleat French master for ladies and gentlemen' (1694), 'Character of the Virtues and Views of the Age' (1695), 'Royal Dictionary' (1699), and 'The Wise and Ingenious Companion, French and English' (1700). He also wrote biographies of King William III, Queen Anne and Sir William Temple. In December 1699, Boyer produced for the London stage, a translation of Jean Racine's 'Iphigénie'. It was published as 'Achilles or Iphigenia in Aulis, a tragedy written by Mr. Boyer' (1700).

Francois Chereau I (1680-1729) was a French engraver and publisher. Born in Blois, he was a pupil of Drevet. He worked in Paris at rue du Foin (1712-13), paroisse Saint Séverin (1718), and rue Saint Jacques, aux deux piliers d'or. After his death the business was continued by his widow and his son, Francois II.

Hans Hysing (1678-1753) was a Swedish portrait painter. Born in Stockholm, he was apprenticed to a goldsmith (c.1691), then to David Krafft, before settling in London in 1700. He studied under Dahl for many years. Most of his work dates to 1721-39. Alan Ramsay worked briefly in his studio in 1734.

Condition: Trimmed and tipped to album page. Collector's stamp of Earl de Gray on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £75.00
Stock ID 33791