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COLOMBE, Michel (1430 - 1512), Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COLOMBE, Michel (1430 - 1512), Sculptor

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French, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1430, in Bourges or Nantes; died 1512, in Tours.

Sculptor. Funerary monuments (recumbent statues).

Documents of the period indicate that Michel Colombe was one of the most admired sculptors of the end of the 15th century. However, nothing is known of his work before 1500, by which time he was nearly 70. He settled in Touraine about 1490 and

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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