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Claude Vignon

1593 Tours – 1670 Paris

Claude Vignon was trained by Jacob Bunel in Tours and Georges Lallemant in Paris. In 1617 he went to Rome, where his style was greatly influenced by Caravaggism. Having returned to Paris in 1623, Vignon became a highly prolific and respected painter, Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu being among his patrons. His printed oeuvre, by contrast, is quite small; Robert-Dumesnil records just twenty-seven prints.