Trophime Bigot


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(bapt. Arles, 8 June 1579; bur. Avignon, 22 Feb. 1650).

French Caravaggesque painter, active in Rome (c.1620–34) and then in the Aix-en-Provence area. His career is obscure (it was once surmised that there were two painters of the same name, one older than the other), but he has been identified as the author of a number of pictures, mainly intimate candlelit scenes, some of which were previously grouped under the name of ‘the Candlelight Master’. He sometimes painted unusual subjects (Doctor Examining a Sample of Urine, Ashmolean Mus., Oxford).

Subjects: Art.

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