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us: Wille, Johann Georg, 1715-1808

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    • us: Wille, Jean Georges, 1715-1808
    • us: Wille, Johan Georg, 1715-1808
    • us: Will, Johann Georg, 1715-1808
    • us: Will, J. G., 1715-1808
    • us: Wille, J.-G., 1715-1808
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        (naf) Biebertal (Germany)
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        (naf) Paris (France)
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        • Organization: (naf) Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture (France)
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        (lcsh) Engraving
          (lcsh) Art--Study and teaching
            (lcsh) Art--Collectors and collecting
              (lcsh) Art patronage
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                (lcsh) Engravers
                  (lcsh) Art dealers
                    (lcsh) Art teachers
                      (lcsh) Art--Collectors and collecting
                        (lcsh) Art patrons
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                    • Sources

                      • found: Le Blanc, C. Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Jean Georges Wille, graveur, 1847: p. ix (b. 1717, Königsberg) p. xi (d. 1807, Paris)
                      • found: Thieme u. Becker (Wille (actually Will), Johann Georg, copperplate engraver; b. 5/11/1715 in Königsberg Obermühle in Biebertal bei Griessen; d. 5/4/1808 in Paris)
                      • found: Brockhaus Enzykl., 1966-1981: v. 20, p. 350 (Wille, Johann Georg; b. Obermühle in Biebertal bei Griessen, 5/11/1715; d. Paris, 5/4/1808)
                      • found: Représentation des fêtes données par la ville de Strasbourg pour la convalescence du roi, 1748: unnumbered leaf of plates (portrait) (signed beneath image: Gravé par J.G. Will)
                      • found: Grove Art Online/Oxford Art Online, Dec. 16, 2014 (Jean-Georges (Johann Georg) Wille, born Königsberg, Hessen, 5 Nov. 1715; died Paris, 15 April 1808; engraver, collector, dealer and patron; moved to Paris in 1736; after obtaining French citizenship, he was agréé (approved) by the Académie Royale in 1755 and completed his morceau de réception in 1761; his studio became one of the most important printmaking centres in Paris, and a meeting place for artists, collectors, dealers and young German engravers who wanted to train in Paris; however, unlike Jacques-Philippe Le Bas, who ran the other great Paris studio, Wille worked alone on the plates he signed; a collector himself, he also commissioned paintings; elected to membership of several foreign academies, including Augsburg (1756), Vienna (1768), Copenhagen (1770) and Berlin (1771); having sold his collection of paintings and drawings in 1784 he sold his prints in December 1786; by the time of the French Revolution, he had become blind and lived out his final years in straitened circumstances)
                      • found: Wille, Johann Georg. Mémoires et journal de J.-G. Wille, 1857, via HathiTrust, Dec. 16, 2014: title page (J.-G. Wille) page 1 (Jean-Georges Wille)
                      • found: BnF authorities, Dec. 16, 2014 (Wille, Johan Georg (1715-1808); language: German; also wrote in French; draftsman and burin engraver; list of his pupils, with links to BnF authorized access points)
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                      • 1988-06-06: new
                      • 2014-12-17: revised
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