Michel Particelli d'Emery
|Michel Particelli d'Émery|
Michel Particelli d'Émery by Balthasar Moncornet
|Born||June 6, 1596
|Died||May 25, 1650
|Occupation||Contrôleur général des finances|
Michel Particelli d'Émery, (6 June 1596 in Lyon – 25 May 1650 in Paris), was the son of a banker in Lyon, France, originally from an Italian family of Lucca, Italy, who was the counsellor of Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu. A portrait of him was taken by Théophile-Abraham Hamel and was changed by Théophile-Abraham Hamel in order to give a face to Champlain.
Champlain's new face
According to Archive's Canada site, Michel Particelli d'Émery's face was used to represent Champlain for more than a century,and is still used by many historians to represent Champlain. This portrait of Champlain is a fake, based on a portrait of Michel Particelli d’Émery engraved by Balthazar Moncornet in 1654. This portrait has been perceived so often as Champlain's true image that it seems impossible to set the record straight."
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