Infroit, Etienne-Louis

Etienne-Louis Infroit was a French carpenter and sculptor in the 18th century. He was a double master. He was appointed master sculptor by Saint Luc Academy on August 14, 1759. His specialty was the frame, which he etches with delicacy and precision. In the beginning he was a “baguette” sculptor – a small thin frame without assembly – then he was appointed master carpenter on October 12, 1768, and started producing sculpted frames with assembly. He soon became famous and put his stamp on his works.  His frames vary in shape and combination, and they adjust to works from painters of the time such as Philips Wouwerman. His production of frames with assembly was very short. He died in 1774.