Artist info: He is also known as Corneille de La Haye after his birthplace, The Hague. Early in life he
came to France, where in 1524 he became attached to the Royal Court in Lyon. In 1541 he
was appointed official painter of the Dauphin (the future king Henry II). When Henry II
ascended the throne in 1547 Corneille became his painter and chief valet. He became a
naturalized French citizen.