After Jacques Stella
Series: The Life and Passion of Christ
She was born at Lyon in 1636, the daughter of Étienne Bouzonnet, a goldsmith, and his wife, Madeleine Stella. She studied art in Paris under her uncle, Jacques Stella. Having collaborated with various engravers for many years before achieving considerable success as a painter, Stella had decided to set up a workshop to produce prints after his designs. To staff it he brought in his sister’s children, Claudine, Antoinette, Francoise and Antoine, all of whom moved from Lyon to live in his apartments in the Louvre. It is, however, likely that Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella also had some training in engraving from another practitioner, as her uncle’s printmaking activities had been restricted to etching.
Following Jacques Stella’s death in 1657 she became head of the workshop, and was granted exclusive rights by the king to publish prints after Stella’s designs. In the same year she issued Les Jeux et Plaisirs... See author's sheet: Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella