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French, 17th century, male.

Born c. 1600, in Rouen; died 11 August 1668, in Paris.

Painter, engraver (burin), print dealer. Portraits.

Paris School.

Balthasar Moncornet lived mainly in Paris, in the St-Marcel area, in the Rue des Gobelins. After his death, his wife continued the engraving business and lived in Rue St-Jacques, opposite St-Yves. He was the father of Jean Moncornet, who also continued in his trade. His output was considerable, comprising examples of all genres. His portraits, particularly, reveal confident lines and a characteristic style. See also entry under Thomas Balthazar Moncornet....