Claude Mellan  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Claude Mellan (23 May 1598 in Abbeville9 March 1688 in Paris) was a French engraver and painter. Among the leading engravers of his time, he is best known for his numerous portraits as well as for his engraving technique of using parallel lines of varying thickness, rather than the more traditional technique of using crossing lines of equal thickness. Of particular note is his engraving Sudarium of Saint Veronica (1649), created from a single spiralling line that starts at the tip of Jesus's nose.

He lived in Rome from 1624 until 1636.




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