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VOUET, Simon (1590 - 1649), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
VOUET, Simon (1590 - 1649), Painter, draughtsman

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French, 17th century, male.

Born 9 January 1590, in Paris; died 30 June 1649, in Paris.

Painter, draughtsman. History painting, religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

[not available online]Simon Vouet was a son of Laurent Vouet, 'painter of the King's Stables' under Henri IV. His talent was evident so early on that, as Mariette and later Walpole tell us, he was called to England

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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