Balzac was born in Paris in 1752. He made many drawings for Denon's work on the monuments of Egypt, and also views of various interesting Egyptian buildings, such as the interior of the Mosque at Hassan, the Palace of Karnac, the Great Sphinx, and the Pyramids of Ghizeh. He died in Paris in 1820.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Balzac, Charles Louis". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.