CARON, Antoine

French painter (b. 1521, Beauvais, d. 1599, Paris)

The Massacres of the Triumvirate

1566

Oil on canvas, 116 x 195 cm

Musée du Louvre, Paris

In an imaginary landscape, Caron depicts the massacres perpetrated during the Roman Civil Wars in 43 B.C. by the triumvirs, Marc Antony, Octavian (Augustus), and Lepidus. The painting might allude to the massacres of which the Protestants were victims after 1561.