Louis Caravaque

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Portrait of Empress Anna Ioannovna, 1730. Now at the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Louis Caravaque (Marseilles, 1684-1754, St. Petersburg) was a French portrait painter who worked in Russia.


Caravaque was born in Marseilles, in a family from Gascony. He went to Russia, and painted a portrait of Peter the Great at Astrakhan in 1716 . It was engraved by Massard and by Langlois. He painted the Tsar again in 1723, and later did portraits of the Empresses Anne and Elizabeth. He died in Russia St. Petersburg, in June 9, 1754.[1]




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

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