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Sometimes J. Chevillet
Juste Chevillet (1729–1802); French engraver, known for his engravings for the Histoire Naturelle of Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.
Juste Chevillet was born in 1729 in Frankfurt an der Oder. He studied engraving in Berlin under George Frederic Schmidt. He then moved to Paris to complete his studies with Johann Georg Wille, who became his brother-in-law. He probably reached Paris no earlier than 1750. The Livre de Principes de Fleurs, an undated compilation of engravings of flowers by Chevillet after drawings by Louis Tessier (c. 1719–81) was probably published some time after 1755. It was used as a source of decorations for the marquetry of Jean Henri Riesener (1734–1896). Other cabinet makers used the engravings for marquetry including Jean-Pierre Latz, Jean-François Oeben, Roger Vandercruse Lacroix, Abraham Roentgen (1711–93) and his son David Roentgen (1743-1807). The earliest dated example of such marquetry is a 1769 roll-top desk for King Louis XV of France by Riesener and Oeben.
Chevillet made an engraving of an oil painting of Benjamin Franklin by Joseph Duplessis that was used on a two-dollar note issued around 1828 by the Chemical Bank of New York City. The engraving was made in 1778 from the original owned by Jacques-Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont, who had hosted Franklin at the Hôtel Valentinois in Passy. He made an engraving of George Washington after a design by Michel Honoré Bounieu. Chevillet was living in Paris in 1795. He died in Paris around 1800 or 1802.