MASTER of the Fontainebleau School
(second half of the 16th century)

Diana Huntress

Oil on canvas, 192 x 133 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The figure of Diana is based on an antique example. It is assumed that the painting is an allegoric portrait of Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of King Henry II. The style of the painting shows the influence of the Italian painters (Rosso and Primaticcio) who worked in Fontainebleau.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 9 minutes):
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat major RV 362 op. 8 No. 10 (Hunt)