Louis Rault (1847 – 1903) was a French Sculptor, engraver, silversmith and jewellery designer. Rault was a son of a shoemaker from Saint-Palais. He had received almost no formal training, but he knew how to acquire the requisite training.
He was 14 years old when he received his apprenticeship with a talented engraver. His work consisted mostly of running errands, and he felt he was learning nothing. Rault was so disappointed that he thought of giving up.
However, he took courses in drawing and modelling where he worked diligently. After two years of study, in 1868 Rault entered the Boucheron workshop on the Place Vendôme in Paris where he remained until 1875.
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