Champagne (or Champaigne), Philippe De
Champagne (or Champaigne), Philippe de a Belgian painter, was born at Brussels, May 26, 1602. The greatest assistance he ever obtained was from Fouquieres, who lent him some of his drawings. His works were distinguished for an admirable system of coloring, and he was a close imitator of nature. The best are in the ceiling in the king's apartment at Vincennes, on the subject of the peace of 1659; St. Philip in Meditation; and in the Carmelite Convent at Paris, The Nativity; The Adoration of the Magi; The Circumcision; The Assumption; The Raising of Lazarus; The Descent of the Holy Ghost. Champagne died in Paris, Aug. 12,1674. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Générale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.