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

François de Montmorency

Oil on panel, 19 x 16 cm
The Clark Art Institute, Williamstown

François de Montmorency served as a military officer under King Henri II of France and as governor of Paris for a time. Of several known portraits, this is the only one that shows him as a young man. Though small in scale, Corneille's painting records the sitter's face and costume with remarkable precision.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.