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Barre, Jacques-Jean

(1793 - 1855)

Jacques-Jean Barre (3 August 1793 in Paris-10 June 1855 in Paris) was the general engraver at the Monnaie de Paris between 1842 and 1855. In this position, he engraved and designed French medals, bank notes and postage stamps.

Late 1840's till 1855, he created the two first French postage stamp designs : the Ceres series and Napoleon III series.

His two sons, artists themselves, succeeded him at he post of general engraver :

- Albert Désiré Barre
- and Jean-Auguste Barre (only during one year).
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