Jacques Lubin (French, ca.1637- ca.1703)

Lubin was a portrait engraver, though little is known about his life. He often engraved work after famous painters such as Simon Vouet after Sir Anthony van Dyck or René Descartes after Frans Hals. Often prints were made of famous paintings so images of artists, thinkers, and figures of power would spread throughout Europe. Most of Lubin’s take the form of portraits within a roundel appearing like a frame with a seal and information about the portrait in question underneath.