CLEVE, Joos van
(b. ca. 1485, Antwerpen, d. 1540, Antwerpen)

Portrait of Eleonora, Queen of France

c. 1530
Oil on wood, 35,5 x 29,5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Joos van Cleve (van der Beke) worked in Antwerp and for Francis I in France, painting portraits and religious subjects. The dispassionate realism of his portraits owes something to the influence of Quentin Massys, but wide stylistic differences are apparent in his work as a whole.