Paroy, Jacques De

Paroy, Jacques De, a French painter on glass, was born at St. Pourgain-sur-Allier, towards the close of the 16th century. After acquiring the elements of design and painting, he visited Rome for improvement, and studied under Domenichino. It is probable that he gained his knowledge of glass painting in his native country, as that art had already been practiced in the south of France in great perfection by Frere Guillaume, or Guglielmo de Marcilla. Paroy executed several fine works in Venice, and then returned to France. At Paris he painted the windows in the choir of St. Marie. and designed the Judgment of Susanna for the chapel of the same church, executed on glass by Jean Nogare. There are four beautiful paintings by Paroy in the parish church of St. Croix at Gannat, representing St. Ambrose, St. Jerome, St. Augustine, and St. Gregory.

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