PILON, Germain
(b. 1525/30, Paris, d. 1590, Paris)

Monument to René de Biraghe (detail)

1575-90
Bronze, height 140 cm (entire figure)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This is a detail of the monument to Chancelor René de Biraghe, a slightly later monument than that to Valentine Balbiani, wife of the Cnacellor. The naturalistic yet formal interpretation of the kneeling figure of the Chancellor was to set the fashion for many decades.