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.
Portrait of the future Empress Elizabeth as an Olympic goddess. Now at the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
This article incorporates text from the article "CARAVAQUE, Louis" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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