MASTERS of the Fontainebleau School
French painters (second half of the 16th century)

Fontainebleau is a royal palace of Francis I. It was begun in 1528 and added to for the next 200 years. The Galerie François I (1533-40) introduces the so-called "Fontainebleau style" of interior decoration, a combination of sculpture, metalwork, painting, stucco and woodwork. It was evolved by Italian artists Niccolò dell'Abbate, Primaticcio and Rosso, who worked for Francis I from 1530 to 1560. The first School of Fontainebleau introduced Mannerism to France. A decorative revival under Henry IV, known as the second School of Fontainebleau, was less important.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Mythological Allegory
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 130 x 96 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

877*1200
True Color
160 Kb



Mythological Allegory (detail)
c. 1580
Oil on canvas
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1226*790
True Color
154 Kb



Charity
c. 1560
Oil on canvas,147 x 97 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

700*1113
True Color
110 Kb



Allegory of the Birth of the Dauphin
c. 1560
Oil on panel, 91 x 125 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1400*978
True Color
145 Kb



Diana at the Bath
c. 1590
Oil on wood, 105 x 76 cm
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon

907*1200
True Color
135 Kb



The Diana of Anet
1550-54
Marble, 211 x 258 x 135 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1059*1400
True Color
146 Kb



Diane de Poitiers
c. 1590
Tempera on wood, 115 x 98,5 cm
Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basel

740*840
True Color
80 Kb



Portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrées with her Sister
1590s
Oil on wood, 129 x 97 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

1000*1331
True Color
131 Kb



Gabrielle d'Estrées and one of her Sisters
c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 96 x 125 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1034*785
True Color
92 Kb



Diana Huntress
1550-60
Oil on canvas, 192 x 133 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1001*1450
True Color
145 Kb



The Lovers
-
Oil on canvas, 90 x 82 cm
Private collection

772*850
True Color
110 Kb



Joseph and Potiphar's Wife
1556
Oil on panel, 70 x 89 cm
Private collection

1298*1010
True Color
168 Kb



Venus at Her Toilet
c. 1550
Oil on canvas, 97 x 126 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1400*1070
True Color
160 Kb