La Tour, Georges de

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La Tour, Georges de (1593–1652) French painter of religious and genre scenes. An inspired follower of Caravaggio, he is famous for nocturnal scenes lit by a single candle. Many art historians consider him to be one of the most important representatives of 17th-century French classicism. Examples of his work include Christ and St Joseph in the Carpenter's Shop (c.1645) and the Lamentation over St Sebastian (1645).

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