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CHARLES, Claude (1661 - 1747), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHARLES, Claude (1661 - 1747), Painter

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French, 17th – 18th century, male.

Active in Nancy.

Born 9 September 1661, in Nancy; died 4 June 1747, in Nancy.


This artist studied with Gérard, and was an official painter ( Peintre Ordinaire) to Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, and his herald-at-arms. The Duke put him in charge of the art academy he established. There are a number of his paintings in the churches of

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