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Summary Article: Colombe, Michel (c. 1430–c. 1515) from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

French sculptor. He is remembered chiefly for two major sculptures, both showing a blend of Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles. The first is the tomb of Francis II of Brittany and Marguerite de Foix in Nantes, with allegorical figures (sculpted 1502–07). The second is the marble relief of St George and the dragon for the altarpiece of the Château de Gaillon (1508–09), now in the Louvre in Paris.

The tomb of Francis II of Brittany was designed by the sculptor Jean Perréal and also worked on by Girolamo da Fiesole.

Born in Brittany, Colombe belonged to a family of artists and was the brother of the miniaturist Michel Colombe. Little is known of his early years, from which no works survive.

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