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Last NameSilvestre    
Given NameIsraël    
alt. NamesI. S. ; Israel Sylvestre the Younger ;    
MarriageHenriette Sélincart (1xxx-1680) in 1662, daughter of a draper    
Children10 (5 surviving), etcher Charles-Francois (1667-1738) ; etcher Alexandre (1672-1xxx) ; painter Louis de Silvestre (1675-1760)    
Year born1621 in Nancy    
Year died1691    
Place of deathParis    
Father's occupationetcher Israel Silvester the Elder (1xxx-1631)    
Relatives(1xxx-1631) (mother) ; etcher, painter & print seller Israel Henriet (1xxx-1661) (uncle) ; seamstress Jeanne Silvestre (sister)    
Educationetching and drawing from father and uncle Israel Henriet ; etcher Jacques Callot (c. 1592-1635)    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forColbert ;    
Patronage1662 dessinateur et graveur du Roi; Louis XIII; 1673 drawing master to Louis XIV (le Grand Dauphin); Paris Academy of Science; painter Charles Le Brun    
Collaboratorsprinter Frederic Leonard (graveur ordinaire du roi) ; Abraham Bosse ; Sebastien LeClerc ; Jacques Bailly ; Louis Chatillon ;    
Techniquestopographical drawing, watercolor painting, etching, and copperplate engraving    
Sample(s)    
Archival sourcesLouvre, Cabinet de Dessins, Paris ; http://israel.silvestre.fr/israel/israel.php ;    
Published sourcesAKL ; Fleury 1969: 644 ; Luc Vezin: Artistes Jardin Plantes 1990: 19 ; Anita Guerrini: king's animals Ann Sci 67,3 2010: 383-404 ; Pinault et al. 1984: 73 ;     
other1659 to Paris; 1665 topographic draftsman in Champagne & Lorraine; Italy 1640/43-4.    
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