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François de Montmorency

Corneille de Lyon

French, born in the Hague, active by 1533–died 1575

François de Montmorency

c. 1557

François de Montmorency served as a military officer under King Henri II of France and as governor of Paris for a time. Of several known portraits, this is the only one that shows him as a young man. Though small in scale, Corneille's painting records the sitter's face and costume with remarkable precision.

Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 7 3/8 x 6 5/16 in. (18.8 x 16 cm)
Object Number 1955.686
Acquisition Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1938
Status Off View

Image Caption

Corneille de Lyon, François de Montmorency, c. 1557, Oil on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.686.

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