• Title: Portrait of a Nobleman
  • Date Created: 1570
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: Given in memory of Dr. G. H. A. Clowes
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/18484
  • Medium: oil on wood
  • wall label: This sensitively rendered portrait captures the likeness of an unidentified Knight of St. Michael. The golden badge of the Order, which shows the Archangel slaying a dragon, is suspended by a black ribbon from his neck. The work of this unknown painter anticipates a tendency in late 16th-century French portraiture to forsake the detailed naturalism of Clouet and Corneille de Lyon in favor of a more linear, stylized manner. Clouet's portrait of another Knight of St. Michael, Fran‡ois de Scepeaux, was painted just four years earlier.
  • measurements: 21 1/4 x 17 5/8 in.
  • culture: French
  • Artist: Unknown

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