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Sébastien Barras (1653–1703) was a French painter and engraver.


Barras was born at Aix-en-Provence, in 1653. He was a pupil of Boyer d'Aguilles, and studied for some time in Rome. The first edition of the Boyer d'Aguilles Collection, published in 1709, contained 27 mezzotints by Barras, which were replaced by plates engraved by Coelemans in the second edition. He also engraved a portrait of Lazarus Maharkysus, a physician of Antwerp, after Van Dyck.[1]

He died at Aix in 1703.[1]

Bryan 1886-9.


This article incorporates text from the article "BARRAS, Sébastien" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.

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