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NICOLAS GUILLAUME DE LA FLEUR (1595/1600-1663): UN PITTORE LORENESE TRA ROMA E LA FRANCIA IN ETÀ BAROCCA

 

Chiara Minardi

 

In this essay, the author reconstructs the history of the two series of floral etchings engraved by Nicolas Guillaume de La Fleur (1595/1600-1663), painter and draughtsman from Lorraine, residing in Rome during the 1630’s, where he was protected by the celebrated art patron Cassiano dal Pozzo. In recent times, the personality and work of Nicolas Guillaume were studied by professor Jacques Thuillier (1928-2011), of the Collège de France. His research has guided the author to the new discoveries presented here: new evidence on his biography, as well as on the creation of the etchings.