French painter (b. 1521, Beauvais, d. 1599, Paris)
The Massacres of the Triumvirate
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.