COURTOIS Jacques (b. 1621, Saint Hyppolyte, d. 1676, Rome) Nationality : French
French painter, who together with his brother Guillaume were active in Italy and often known by the Italian forms of the names, Giacomo and Guglielmo Cortese. They came from Burgundy and both had the nickname Il Borgognone or Le Bourguignon. Jacques was a prolific painter of battle scenes, fairly close in style to those of Salvator Rosa, but more colourful.