Charles Dorigny

(fl. 1534—1551)

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(fl 1534–51). French painter. He is recorded as a painter in 1534 at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris and in 1535–6 at Fontainebleau, where his duties included working under Rosso fiorentino in the Galerie François I. His name continues to appear in the royal accounts between 1540 and 1550, and in 1549 he collaborated with the sculptor jean Goujon and the painter Jean Cousin I (see Cousin, (1)) on temporary decorations for the entry of Henry II into Paris. His wife, Jacqueline Bordier, was also a painter, and is recorded in 1551 as working on the decorations at the Hôtel de Ville, Paris. The only work convincingly attributed to Dorigny is the Deposition in Ste Marguerite, Paris; this was previously thought to be by Francesco Salviati (1510–63), but Shearman (1966) connected it with a commission given to Dorigny in 1548 for an altarpiece for the Orléans Chapel in the church of the Celestines in Paris. This painting, with its evocations of the work of Rosso and of Andrea del Sarto (1486–1530), establishes Dorigny as one of the outstanding French painters of the mid-16th century.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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