THIRY, Léonard
(active 1536, Fontainebleau, d. 1550, Antwerpen)

Female Mask

Bibliothèque de l'École Nationale Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Rosso Fiorentino did more than provide paintings and decor designs for François I. The king also had him conceive and design court entertainments. Surviving drawings by his pupil Léonard Thiry record some of the Florentine's inventions for balls and masquerades organized by his royal patron.