Errard, Charles (The Younger) (1601/06 - 1689)

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Charles Errard the Younger, French painter and architect, was born in Nantes in 1601/06 and died in Rome in 1689. He was one of 12 founders of the Royal Academy of painting (1648), and gave the designs for the decoration of an oratory of the King and apartments of Queen Anna of Austria in Louvre. He depicted the cartoons for the tapestries of Gobelins: Stories of Goliath, and projected the Chiesa dell'Assunzione in Paris. From 1666 till 1672 he was a president of the French Academy in Rome. Errard collaborated with Chambray on translation of Four books about architecture, by Palladio, and illustrated the edition of the Treatise about painting, by Leonardo.

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