Vieil, Pierre Le

Vieil, Pierre le an eminent French painter on glass, was born in Paris in 1708. In 1734 he executed several excellent works for the Church of St. Etienne du Mont, in Paris; and afterwards restored the glass-paintings in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. He also executed, among other works, the paintings in the Church of St. Victor. He spent fifteen years in preparing materials for a work on the art of glass-painting, entitled Traite Historique et Pratique de la Peinture sur Verre. He also wrote, Essai sur la Peinture en Mosaique. He died in 1772. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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