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Vignon's Tribute of Croesus
shows the influence of Caravaggio
(Musée des Beaux-Arts, Tours)
Claude Vignon (19 May 1593 – 10 May 1670) was a leading French painter and engraver working in the Baroque manner.
He was born at Tours and received early training in Paris. About 1610 he travelled to Rome where his mature style was formed in the circle of French painters there that included Simon Vouet and Valentin de Boulogne, a prominent member of the Caravaggisti working, like Bartolomeo Manfredi, in the manner established by Caravaggio.
He returned from Italy, after a tour in Spain, in 1623. His paintings are represented in most of the major museums.