Cheron, Elisabeth Sophie

Cheron, Elisabeth Sophie, a French painter. was born at Paris, Oct. 3, 1648, and learned the elements of design from her father, Henri, a Parisian. miniature painter. The following are her most important works: The Descent from the Cross; St. Caecilia;' a Magdalene; St. Austin; St. John; and St. Paul, after Raphael. In 1676 Le Brun proposed her as a candidate for the honors of the academy, and she was received with marks of distinction. She died at' Paris, Sept. 3, 1711. :See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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