Louis Finson (1580 or 1575–1617), also known as Ludovicus Finsonius, was a Flemish painter.
Finson was born in Bruges. His father, Jacques Finson, was a painter.
He first visited Italy, where he became one of the first Flemish Caravaggisti, then Spain and France, especially Provence. Martin Hermann Faber, a German painter and an imitator, joined him there. (Marseille, Aix and Arles). A number of his paintings are still to be found in Provence.
Finson, who enjoyed much success during his lifetime, primarily painted on religious themes; he produced a number of altarpieces. He also was an art dealer; he notably owned two paintings by Caravaggio, one of them being the Madonna of the Rosary, now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
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