BONTEMPS, Pierre
(b. ca. 1512, Sens, d. ca. 1570, Verneuil-sur-Oise)

Tomb of Jean d'Humières

1550
Alabaster, 63 x 189 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Chamberlain of King Francis I, then of the Dauphin, the future Henry II, of which he had been governor, Jean d'Humières had also been lieutenant-general in Italy, Savoy and Piedmont. At his death in 1550, a tomb was raised in the church of Monchy-Humières (Oise), in Picardy. On the reliefs of pedestal are the seven sons of the deceased.




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