CORNEILLE, Michel I
(b. ca. 1601, Orléans, d. 1664, Paris)
Marriage of the Virgin-
Oil on canvas, 239 x 382 cm
Corneille was primarily a painter of religious subjects. He also produced cartoons for tapestries. The size and format of the present painting, and the large scale of the figures set against carefully delineated Solomonic columns, indicates that it was most probably a design for a tapestry.