Bourdon, Sebastien an eminent French painter and engraver, was born at Montpellier in 1616. He studied under his father, and subsequently went to Rome, where he remained three years. On returning to Paris he executed the Crucifixion of St. Peter, in the Church of Notre Dame, which is considered his masterpiece. He also painted in different churches in Sweden. The following are some of his principal works: Jacob Returning to his Country in the Absence of Laban; Rebecca Meeting the Servant of Abraham; The Holy Family Reposing; The Infant Jesus Feeding a Lamb; The Annunciation. He died in Paris in March, 1671. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.