Corneille, Michel, the Younger

Corneille, Michel, the Younger a French painter and engraver, son of the foregoing, was born at Paris in 1642. He studied at Rome, and soon after his return to Paris was received into the Academy, painting for his reception-piece The Calling of Peter and Andrew to the Apostleship. He engraved a great number of plates, among which are the following: God Appearing to Abraham; Abraham Setting out with his Son Isaac for the Sacrifice; The Conception of the Virgin; The Baptist Preaching in the Desert; Abraham Sending away Hagar; Christ and the Virgin Appearing to St. Francis; Jacob Wrestling with the Angel. He died in 1708. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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