(b Paris, 1736; d Saint-Mandé, nr Paris, 20 Oct 1793).
French engraver and publisher. He came from a family of artisans and owed his training in engraving to his brother-in-law, the engraver Louis Legrand (17231808). Through Legrand, Bonnet became the pupil of Jean-Charles François in 1756, a year before the latter discovered the CRAYON MANNER technique of engraving, designed to reproduce the effect of a coloured-chalk drawing. Around the end of 1757 Bonnet used the new technique to engrave a Cupid after François Eisen. Gilles Demarteau, a rival of Jean-Charles François, enticed Bonnet to join his workshop and learnt the technique from him.
The Charmes of the Morning 1777
The Pleasures of Education
Stolen Cage 1769
Jupiter Descending in All His Grandeur to the Palace of Semele
Leucothoe Fascinated with Apollo's Handsomeness Allows
Him without Resistance to Seduce Her
Jupiter Is Coovering the Earth with Clouds in Order to Take Delight in
Listening to the Suitor
Head of a Woman
Portrait of Grand Duke Pavel Petrovich
The Marriage Presents
The Fine Musetioners 1775
Young Woman Seated on a Bed after François Boucher
The Milk Woman
The Woman ta King Coffee
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