Corneille de Lyon / Portrait of a Woman / c. 1540Corneille de Lyon
Portrait of a Woman
c. 1540

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Creator Name: Corneille De Lyon
Creator Qualifier: Attributed to
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1600 - 1682 - 1574
Gender: M
Creator Birth Place: Holland
Creator Name-CRT: Corneille de Lyon
Title: Portrait of a Woman
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1540
Creation End Date: 1540
Creation Date: c. 1540
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on panel
Dimensions: Unframed: 16.5cm x 14.8cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1942.48
Credit Line: Gift of Grace Rainey Rogers in memory of her father, William J. Rainey
Provenance: Lancaster coll., Lisbon; (Wildenstein, 1929). Stolen from the Museum in 1974.
Context: Corneille de Lyon was court painter to François I, Henry II and Charles IX of France. In this capacity he painted most of the members of the Valois court, recording their personas with delicate and fluent accuracy. The many works in his oeuvre are characterized by their small size, simple blue-green background, and the thin application of paint and glazes. Recent scholarship suggests that the sitter may be either Princess Élizabeth or Marguerite of Valois.Another version of this painting, which most likely predates this work, is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1942.48
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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