Platte-montagne, Nicolas D

Platte-Montagne, Nicolas D.

a French painter and engraver, son of a celebrated Belgian portrait-painter, was born at Paris about 1631. He was a pupil of Philippe de Champagne, Charles le Brun, and of his uncle, Jean Morin. He painted the Mary, which was presented in 1666 to the church of Notre Dame at Paris; a St. Benedict, a St. Scholastica (1676), and a ceiling for the church of the Benedictines du Saint-Sacrament of the Rue Cassette; and The Holy Ghost alighting upon the Apostles, for the church of Saint-Sullice (1676). He also worked for the Tuileries in 1683 and 1684. He exhibited two paintings at the salon of 1673; five historical paintings and three portraits at the salon of 1699 -the first that took place in the galleries of the Louvre. He engraved from 1651 to 1694, in a fashion but little differing from that of Morin, seventeen different subjects, and eleven portraits after Porbus, Janet, Philippe de Champagne, B. de Champagne, and after his own paintings. He was received a member of the Academy April 21, 1779; appointed supplementary professor July 1, 1679, and regular professor Dec. 20, 1681. He signed his works Montague, Montaigne, De Platte- Montaigne, N. D. P. Montaigne, N. de la Platte-Montaigne, N. van Platten Berc, vulgo De Platte-Montaigne, and N. de Platte-Montagne. He died Dec. 25, 1706. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 40, 453.

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