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MELLAN, Claude (1598 - 1688), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MELLAN, Claude (1598 - 1688), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 23 May 1598, in Abbeville; died 9 March 1688, in Paris.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

[not available online]The son of a coppersmith from Abbeville, Mellan went to Paris at an early age. He undertook commercial engravings for theses, book titles and some portraits. He was noticed by M. de Peiresc, who sent him to Rome in 1624

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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