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Sébastien Bourdon

1616-1671 France/Baroque


Brief Biography-Sébastien Bourdon was a painter and engraver from Montpellier, France. His initial instruction was from his father, a painter of glass. When he was eighteen, he went to Rome, where paintings by Claude Lorain, Van Lear, Andrea Sacchi, and Correggio influenced him, which he closely imitated. Bourdon painted historical and genre subjects, portraits, and landscapes. In 1652, he became a court painter to Queen Christina of Sweden and painted her image, which Nanteuil and Michel Lasne engraved. When Bourdon returned to France, portraiture was his focus. In 1648 he co-founded the Academy of Painting and Sculpture and was a rector until he died in Paris in 1671. His most noted work is the Martyrdom of Saint Peter, for the church of Notre Dame in Paris, now in the Louvre.


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bacchus and ariadne
on island of naxos

bacchus and ariadne on the island of naxos

ebba sparre

countess ebba sparre

the finding
of moses

the finding of moses

queen christina
of sweden

queen christina of sweden