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Last NameBoyvin    
Given NameRené    
alt. NamesR. B. ; Renatus Boyvinus ;    
Marriage    
Children    
Year born1525 c. in Angers, France    
Year died1580 or 1598 (not 1625 as sometimes estimated)    
Place of death? Paris, France     
Father's occupation    
Relatives    
Educationhis teacher in copper engraving was Pierre Milan, in whose atelier he worked 1547-51    
Country of ActivityFrance    
Worked forJacques Besson: Theatrum Instrumentorum et Machinorum (Lyon 1578) ;     
Patronage    
CollaboratorsBesson's translator Paschali ;    
Techniquestechnical copper engraving ; most famous for his vignettes and portraits    
Sample(s)https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-OB-8347    
Archival sourceshttp://data.bnf.fr/14535700/rene_boyvin/ ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Boyvin and further links there    
Published sourcesJacques Levron: René Boyvin, graveur angevin du 16e siècle, avec catalogue de son oeuvre et la reproduction de 114 estampes (Angers 1941) ; Luisa Dolza & H. Verin in reprint of Bessons Theatrum (Enel 2001: 237) ;     
otherOn R.B.'s special engraving technique see www.museum.cornell.edu/earthlyparadise/boyvin.html.    
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