Charles, Claude, an artist of Lorraine, was born at Nancy in 1661. He was rector of the academy of painting and sculpture of that city, and afterwards herald-at- arms and ordinary painter to duke Leopold. He worked nine years at Rome, under the direction of Carlo Maratti,- and then, after residing for some time at Paris, came back to establish himself in his: native city, where he died in 1747. Among his paintings are, The Crowning of St. Sigisbert and The Banquet of the Poor, both in the choir of the cathedral at Nancy; The Ascension of the Virgin, in the parish church of San Sebastiano; and St. Peter Delivered from Prison, in the church of Faulx. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.