Beaumont, Claudio Francesco
Beaumont, Claudio Francesco an Italian painter, was born in 1694. After studying some time in his native city, he visited Rome, where he applied himself to copying the works of Raphael, Guido, and the Caracci. On returning to Turin, he was employed to decorate the royal palace, where he painted in fresco, in the library, various symbolical subjects relative to the royal family of Sardinia; and in the other apartments he represented the Rape of Helen and the Judgment of Paris. In the Chiesa della Croce is a fine picture of The Descentfrom the Cross. The king of Sardinia conferred on him the honor of knighthood, in whose service he died, in 1766.