Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella

Antoinette Bouzonnet-Stella was a French engraver.


She was born at Lyons in about 1641,[1] the daughter of Étienne Bouzonnet, a goldsmith, and his wife, Madeleine Stella (sister of the artist Jacques Stella).[2] Her siblings included Antoine and Claudine Bouzonnet-Stella.[1]

According to Joseph Strutt:

She made more use of the point than her sister [i.e. Claudine], and etched in a very powerful style. She harmonized the roughness, left by the aqua-fortis, with the graver, in such a manner as to produce a pleasing effect. She drew correctly, especially the extremities of the human figure, which she expressed with great taste.[3]

She died in Paris at the age of 35 in 1676, having suffered a fall.[1] A third sister, Françoise, was also an engraver.[4]


Her works include:[4]

  • Romulus and Remus suckled by a Wolf; after Antoine Bouzonnet Stella.
  • The Entry of the Emperor Sigismund into Mantua; after a stucco frieze by Giulio Romano.


  1. ^ a b c "Antoinette Bouzonnet Stella". Washington, D.C.: National Museum of Women in the Arts. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  2. ^ Jeffares, Neil. "STELLA, Claudine Bouzonnet-" (PDF). Dictionary of pastellists before 1800 (online edition).
  3. ^ Strutt, Joseph (1786). A Biographical Dictionary Containing All the Engravers, From the Earliest Period of the Art of Engraving to the Present Day. 2. London: Robert Faulder. p. 339.
  4. ^ a b Bryan 1886


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Bouzonnet, Antoinette". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)