Nicolas Cordier

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Nicolas Cordier
Born 1567
Died 1612
Nationality French
Patron(s) Pope Leo XI[1]

Nicolas Cordier (1567–1612),[2] was a French sculptor, painter and printmaker working in Rome and also known as "il Franciosino" (the little Frenchman),[1] Nicholas Cordier, or Niccolò da Lorena.[3]

Cordier was born in Saint-Mihiel. As a sculptor he primary produced religious-themed works which were executed for church commissions. Some of his surviving works can be found at the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore and in The Louvre. He died in Rome in 1612.


Statue of King David by Nicolas Cordier in the Borghese Chapel of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore


  1. ^ a b Visser, Margaret. "The Geometry of Love: The Images: Altar and Apse". Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Nicholas (il Franciosino) Cordier". artnet. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Pressouyre, S. "Cordier, Nicolas". Oxford Art Online. Retrieved 21 November 2010.  Available online to subscribers and also in print