Paul (?) Georges

Datesactive second half of the 18th century
RolesArtist
NationalityFrench

Church records and guild archives provide scholars with the little information they have about the life of Paul Georges, a picture frame maker who worked in Paris in the mid- 1700s. He married the widow of another woodcarver, who brought the workshop of her late husband with its tools, equipment, and workers to the marriage as her dowry. It was a relatively common practice in the 1700s for young craftsmen to marry the widows of their employers, thus enabling a workshop to remain open. In 1750, around the time of Georges' marriage, he rented a relatively large three-story house, with a shop on the ground floor and a workshop and stables next door.