A French Rococo engraver
in aquatint and in chalk, and a draughtsman, Bonnet was born in Paris,
and later resided for some time at St Petersburg where he engraved
some portraits of persons of the Russian Court. On his return to Paris,
he published several plates, executed in imitation of drawings in
crayons, of which style he pretended to be the inventor. They are
chiefly after Boucher, and other modern French masters.