Jacques-Philippe Caresme

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Jacques-Philippe Caresme, Bacantes, oil on panel. 23,5 x 29,5 cm. Museo Municipal de Vigo, Spain

Jacques-Philippe Caresme (1734 –96) was a French historical painter.


Caresme was born in Paris in 1734. He was probably a pupil of Charles-Antoine Coypel, and was admitted into the Academy while still young, but expelled eight years later. In 1781, when a royalist, he composed an allegorical design in commemoration of the birth of the Dauphin, and in 1794, after he had become an ardent republican, he presented the Commune of Paris with a drawing representing Joseph Chalier, the tyrant of Lyons, going to execution: both of these were engraved. He also painted a large Nativity of the Virgin for Bayonne Cathedral. He engraved, from his own designs, The Execution of the Marquis de Favras, February 19, 1790, and The Market-Women going to Versailles to compel the King to return to Paris, Oct. 5th, 1789.[1]

He died in Paris in 1796.[1]



  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Caresme, Philippe". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.