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Last NameLe Blon    
Given NameJakob Christoffel     
alt. NamesJ. C. L. B. ; Jacob Christophe / Jakob Christof / Jaçques-Cristophe / Leblon / Le Blond, Leblond ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1667 in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany    
Year died1741    
Place of deathLondon, UK    
Father's occupationChristof II Le Blon    
RelativesChristof Le Blon (grandfather) married Susanna Barbara Merian, daughter of the artist and engraver ->Matthäus Merian (1593-1650) ; ->Maria S. Merian    
Educationpainting in Rome (Carlo Maratti), Amsterdam (B. v. Overbeck), The Hague, Zurich (->Conrad Meyer),Paris (->Abraham Bosse), since 1720 in London    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forDutch physician Arent Cant (1659-1723) ; Nathanael St. André, the British King's anatomist ; J. C. Le Blon: Coloritto or The Harmony of Colouring ;     
PatronageGeorge I ;    
Collaboratorspère Castel ; ->J. F. Gautier ; ->Jacob L'Admiral ; his apprentice & successor ->Jan L'Admiral ;    
Techniquesanatomical painting, color mezzotint engraving, inventor of color-printing technique 1704: www.bium.univ-paris5.fr/histmed/medica/gda.htm    
Sample(s)http://blogs.princeton.edu/graphicarts/2008/03/printed_paintings_and_engraved.html    
Archival sourceswww.gutenberg-e.org/lowengard/C_Chap14.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Christoph_Le_Blon for further refs.    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 22 1928: 504 ; Choulant 1920: 35 & 265-6 ; P. Krivatsky: J. Hist. Med. 23 (1968): 153-8 ; Thornton & Reeves 1983: 77 ; Bamber Gascoigne: Milestones in Colour Printing 1457-1859 (1997: 8-10) ; Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Margócsy 2014: 5, 167ff. & passim ;    
otherSince 1719 in London; later Amsterdam, France since 1732; wall-paper factory in London.    
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