Corneille de Lyon
French, born in the Hague, active by 1533–died 1575
François de Montmorency
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)|
|Acquisition||Acquired by Sterling and Francine Clark, 1938|
Corneille de Lyon, François de Montmorency, c. 1557, Oil on panel. The Clark Art Institute, 1955.686.