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

Portrait of a Gentleman

c. 1538-39
Oil on panel, with extensions, 19 x 15 cm
Private collection

This early work by Corneille de Lyon represents the portrait of an unidentified gentleman, wearing a black coat and cap, with a green background. Judging from his clothing he could be a member of the legal profession, perhaps a town magistrate.

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