Corneille, Michel, the Elder

Corneille, Michel, the Elder a French painter, was born at Orleans in 1603, and studied under Simon Vouet. He executed twelve large pictures for the churches, and was one of the twelve original members of the Royal Academy at Paris. Some of his works are, The Holy Family, with St. Elizabeth; The Murder of the Innocents; Christ Appearing to Magdalene, and The Virgin Suckling the

Infant Jesus. He died at Paris in 1664. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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