Antoine Caron

Antoine Caron
(1521-1599)

Antoine Caron was born in Beauvais, France in 1520. By 1575, he became a court painter for Henry III in Paris, a position he continued to hold under Henry IV. Portraits of the royal family, now in the Musée de Chantilly, immortalize his work at court. Caron also created a series of drawings for Catherine de’ Medici for the Histoire d’ Artemise, an allegory dedicated to the glory of Henry II. Many of Caron’s paintings were lost, yet those rediscovered in the 20th century gave proof of Caron’s importance and talent as a painter.

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