Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran (Lille 4 July 1837 – 17 February 1917 Paris), was a French painter and art instructor. He is noted for his stylish depictions of members of high society in Third Republic France.

Carolus-Duran studied at the Lille Academy and then at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1861, he traveled to Italy and Spain for further study, especially devoting himself to the pictures of Velázquez. His dramatic painting Murdered, or The Assassination (1866), was one of his first successes, and is now in the Lille museum.

Carolus-Duran became best known as a portrait painter, and, as the head of one of the principal ateliers in Paris, a teacher of some of the most brilliant artists of the next generation who were his pupils. His painting Lady with the Glove (1869), a portrait of his wife, was bought for the Musée du Luxembourg in Paris.

In 1889, he was made a commander of the Legion of Honour. In 1890, he participated in the creation of the National Society of French Art (Société Nationale des Beaux Arts). He became a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1904, and in the next year, was appointed director of the French Academy in Rome to succeed Eugène Guillaume.

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Equestrian Portrait of Mademoiselle Croizette

Jean-Jacques Henner

Lady with a Glove

La Fille De L'Emir


Mrs. William Astor

Painter Mathias Moreno

Portrait of a Girl

Portrait of Anna Obolenskaya

Portrait of Charles Gounod

Portrait of Doctor Francois-Firmin Morisson

Portrait of Edouard Manet

Portrait of Edouard Manet

A Portrait of Helena Modjeska Chlapowski

Portrait of Jules Claretie

Portrait of Lucy Lee Robbins

Portrait of Madame Ernest Faydeau known as 'La Dame au chien'

Portrait of Madame Ernest Feydeau

Portrait of Madame Marie Clerc

Portrait of Marie-Ann Faydeau, née Carolus-Duran

Portrait of Mme N. M. Polovtsova

Portrait of Nadezhda Polovtsova

Portrait of Philippe Burty

Portrait of the Countess Lily de Roussy de Sales

Mademoiselle de Lancey