Jacques de Stella
(1596 - 1657)
Jacques de Stella was active/lived in France. Jacques de Stella is known for religious painting.
Biography Jacques de Stella
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Jacques Stella, born and trained in Lyon, gained considerable renown in
Rome during the 1620s as a painter of small devotional works on copper
and various stones, including slate, marble alabaster, onyx and lapis
lazuli. His enjoyed the most exalted patronage, including Pope Urban
VIII and other members of the Barberini family. When he returned to
France in 1634, he became the official painter to Cardinal Richelieu and
was later appointed peintre du roi.This painting appears to date
to shortly after his return to France. We are grateful to Sylvain
Kerspern for his assistance in cataloguing this work. .
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