(b. 1500/10, The Hague, d. after 1574, Lyon)

Pierre Aymeric

Wood, 17 x 14 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

In the absence of any signed work by his hand the safest starting point for his oeuvre is the portrait of Pierre Aymeric which has on the back an inscription in the hand of the sitter, saying that it was painted by 'Corneille de la Haye' in 1534. This portrait confirms the attribution to him a number of portraits characterized by their small size, their sensitive naturalistic modeling in a northern manner, and usually by a green background.

Pierre Aymeric was a merchant in the town of Saint-Flour in the Auvergne.

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