Martyrdom of Saint Catherine on the Wheel, (painting)
Chaveau, Francois b. 1613
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 2
An Artist of celebrity, born at Paris in 1613. He worked as an engraver with surprising facility. Some of his paintings were much admired and many of them purchased by Le Brun. His childen used to read to him after supper the passages of history he intended to draw, and seizing the most striking parts of the subject, he traced the design of it on the plate of copper with the point of his graver, and it was ready for etching next day whilst he was occupied in engraving or drawing something else. [P. 3; see entry 04100001 for a note on the work's provenance.]
Catalogue of the Quebec Gallery of Paintings, Engravings, etc., the Property of Jos. Legare, St. Angele Street, corner of St. Helen Street. Quebec: E.R. Frechette, Printer and Stationer, No 13, Mountain Street, Lower-Town, 1852.