Frey, Jean Jacques

Frey, Jean Jacques an eminent Swiss engraver, was born at Lucerne in 1681, and after acquiring the elements of, his art in his own country, went to Rome, where he studied for some time under Arnold van Westerhout. The following are some of his many plates: The Holy Family; St. Jerome; St. Joseph Presenting Cherries to the Infant Christ; St. Andrew Kneeling before the Cross; St. Bernard; The Adoration of the Shepherds; The Archangel Michael. He died at Rome in 1752. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts. s.v.

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