(b Pithiviers, c.1610; d Paris, 11 July 1663). French painter, active in Paris. He specialized in religious works and has earned the nickname ‘Le Petit Guide’ (Little Guido) because he was strongly influenced by Guido Reni. This suggests that he visited Italy, but there is no documentary evidence. A small group of strikingly austere still lifes, signed simply ‘Baugin’ (examples are in the Louvre), has also been attributed to him; however, there is little in common between these pictures and the religious works and some scholars think they are by an otherwise unrecorded namesake.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)