Pierre-Charles Canot (1714 - February 27, 1777) was a French engraver active in London in the mid-18th century. Canot was born in Paris, France, the son of intaglio printer Charles Canot and brother of landscape painter Philippe Canot (1715-1783). Canot was arrested in December 1740, along with several others, supposed for his part in printing a scandalous almanach érotique. He was released after a few months, and having found Paris 'uncomfortable', he relocated in 1741 to England, remaining there for the remainder of his life. From 1770, he was an associate engraver at the Royal Academy. He is known for landscapes, port views, seascapes, and various maritime subjects, but also produced some remarkable satirical pieces. He had at least one apprentice, Christopher Norton (17?? - 1799). Canot died in Kentish Town, London, apparently due to working himself to death on a series of engraved plates of the Russian fleet against the Turks after Paton. There is no complete inventory of his work, but the art critic and historian Charles Blanc (1813 - 1882) estimated that he produced about 175 pieces. (Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 1, p. 113; Vol. 2, p. 295.)

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