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Corneille de Lyon

 (1500 - 1575)
Corneille de Lyon was active/lived in France.  Corneille de Lyon is known for painting.

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Born in The Hague around the turn of the century, Corneille de Lyon is documented in the city whose name has since become his own from 1533 until his death in 1575.  Like his predecessor Jean Perréal (c. 1460-1530), portraitist to Charles VIII and Louis XII and the most prominent member of the Lyon artist’s guild, Corneille specialized in intimately-sized bust-length portraits painted in just a few sittings, often without preparatory drawings. 

The artist set his elegant sitters against uniform backgrounds, blue or green in color, the latter being the most common and ranging from vibrant lime to more subdued olive.  Images of great presence and immediacy, these works became extremely popular among   ...  Displaying 750 of 995 characters.

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Portrait of Charles de la Rochefoucauld (1525-1562), seigneur de Randan, bust-length, in a slashed doublet, black coat and feathered cap
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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, WEARING A BLACK COAT AND CAP, WITH A GREEN BACKGROUND
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Portrait of Renée de France (1510-1574), bust-length, in a white dress with red sleeves, with a jewelled necklace and a head-dress
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