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Turin 1694 - 1766

Claudio Francesco Beaumont was a major innovator of the Piedmontese Baroque. He was highly favored at the court of Savoy who not only financed Beaumont's apprenticeship in Rome with Francesco Trevisani but also awarded the artist with the most important commissions of the time; among them the new decorations of the royal palace in Turin, which kept him occupied for about thirty years until 1748, and the altarpieces for the Basilica of Superga (1731). In addition, the royal family bestowed upon the painter numerous honors like the prestigious knighthood of the Order of St. Mauritius and St. Lazarus.