Parrocel, Pierre a French painter and engraver, was born at Avignon'inl. 1664. He received his first instruction in art from his uncle Joseph, also a noted painter, after which he went to Rome, and studied under Marotti. On his return home he traveled through Languedoc and the Provence, and left many valuable productions in sacred art in different churches; among them the Resurrection and the Acension of Christ, at the chapel of the White Penitents at Aviignon. He was invited to Paris, and there executed a number of magnificent 'works. At Marseilles he painted. the Coronation of the Virgin, in the church: of St. Maria. His engravings are inferior.