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Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty

Jacques Fabien Gautier d'Agoty (1716–1785) was a French anatomist, painter and printmaker.

D'Agoty was born in Marseille, and became a pupil of the painter and engraver Jacob Christoph Le Blon, with whom he invented a method of etching and mezzotint print which incorporated for the first time colors (blue, yellow and red). Gautier Agoty resumes privilege and tries to assign some merits of his master. He reported that they perfected the process in three colors.

A member of the Académie des Sciences, Arts et Belles-Lettres de Dijon, he teamed with the physician and anatomist Guichard Joseph Duverney to produce anatomical albums. Together with his son, Jean-Baptiste André Gautier-Dagoty, they produced a French Gallery and universal gallery of portraits of famous men and women, which only appeared in the first deliveries in 1770 and 1772. D'Agoty died in Paris.