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

A Young Lady

Oak, 18 x 15 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Corneille de Lyon's exquisite, very small portraits have a Holbein-like precision, but a far greater chic. The equivalent of the society photographs of later centuries, most of these little panels employ a dark green background, and they tend to stop just above the waist.

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