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Philippe Thomassin
Nationality: 
french
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1562
Death Date: 
1622
Engraver, goldsmith, printer and publisher, born in Troyes, and went to Rome in June 1585 initially to work as a goldsmith. Began working in Duchet's studio, engraving in the manner of Cornelis Cort. Re-engraved the plates of others and made engravings after (among others) Tempesta, Passari (one of his teachers), and Alberti. Took over Duchet's shop with Jean Turpin after the death of Duchet's immediate successor, Jacques Guerard. Died in Rome in 1622. Said to be the teacher of Callot. See: Bohlin, Diane DeGrazia. Prints and Related Drawings by the Carracci Family. Washington: 1979, National Gallery of Art.p. 501, 505-6.