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CORNEILLE, Michel, the Elder (1602 - 1664), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CORNEILLE, Michel, the Elder (1602 - 1664), Painter, draughtsman, engraver

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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1602, in Orléans; died 13 June 1664, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman, engraver. Mythological subjects, religious subjects.

Very little is known about this painter. He is said to have been a pupil of Simon Vouet, and to have married his master's niece. Aside from this, we know that he was one of the founding members, then rector, of the

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