CONTE, Meiffren
(b. ca. 1631, Marseille, d. 1705, Marseille)


Meiffren Conte (also Ephraim Lecomte), French painter. He was a still-life painter who undoubtedly studied in Italy where he was identified as "Monsù Conti francese". He is best recognized for his compositions that are crowded with elaborate and rich objects. Depicting rich goldsmithery mixed with nautilus shells was his speciality.

He worked principally in Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, but also in Paris between 1671 and 1680.

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