Nicolas Cordier

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Nicolas Cordier
Died1612 (aged 44–45)
Known forSculpture
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. Surviving works can be found in various prestigious churches of Rome and in The Louvre. He died in Rome in 1612.


  • Image of St. Agnes in the basilica di Sant'Agnese fuori le Mura, Roma
  • Statue of David, Aaron, Saint Bernard de Claivaux, Dionisius l'areopagyte, in the chapel named "Borghese" or "Paolina" or "della Madonna" in the basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Roma
  • Guillaume de Thiene, in the chapel named "Sixte V" or "Sistina" or "Crocifisso", in the basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Roma
  • Büste Kaiser Aulus Vitellius
  • La Zingarellain the Borghese Gallery, Roma
  • Statue of Saint Gregory the Great in the Oratorio di Sant'Andrea al Celio, Roma
  • Statue of Saint Silvia, mother of Gregory the Great, in the Oratorio di Sant'Andrea al Celio, Roma
  • Statue of French king Henri IV, in the basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma
  • Statue of the bust of Michele Cornia, in the basilica di Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, Roma
  • Statue of Saint Sebastian, funerary monument of Silvestro Aldobrandini and of Lesa Deti Aldobrandini, statue of the Charity, statue of the bust of Silvio Aldobrandini in the Aldobrandini Chapel, in the basilica di Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Roma[4]
  • Statues of Saint Peter and Saint Paul (discussed), in the Abbazia delle Tre Fontane, Roma.
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
  4. ^ Visit on site