Louis Pierre Henriquel-Depont, a French engraver, born in Paris, June 13, 1797. After attending for several years the school of Pierre Guerin the painter, he took to engraving under the direction of Bervic. His principal works are: a full-length portrait of a lady and her daughter, after Vandyke (1822); Gustavus Vasa, after Hersent (1831), the more valuable since the original painting was destroyed in 1848 at the Palais Royal; a full-length portrait of Louis Philippe, after Gerard (1837); "Lord Strafford on his Way to the Scaffold," after Delaroche (1840); "Christ the Consoler," after Scheffer (1841); portrait of Peter the Great of Russia, after Delaroche (1842); the "Hemicycle" of the palais des beaux-arts, after Delaroche's fresco (1853); the "Virgin and Child," after Raphael (1855); the "Enshrouding of Our Saviour," after Delaroche (1856); "Moses on the Nile," after the same (1858); the "Mystic Marriage of St. Catharine," after Correggio, the "Pilgrims of Em-maus," after Paul Veronese, and others (1867); and the "Disciples at Emmaus," after Paul Veronese (1869). He is one of the most eminent engravers of France, and succeeded Richomme as member of the academy of fine arts in 1849. At the exhibitions of 1853 and 1855 he obtained the grand medal of honor, and in 1863 he was appointed professor of copperplate engraving at the school of fine arts.
He is also a skilful draughtsman, and his exquisite crayon portraits are much sought after by amateurs.