Art of François and Jean Clouet
François Clouet son of Jean Clouet, was a French Renaissance miniaturist and painter, particularly known for his detailed portraits of the French ruling family.
François Clouet, Portrait of Henry II of France, c. 1547 - 1559
Clouet François (vers 1515-1572) (d'après) Ecole : Ecole française Crédit photographique : Nous contacter au préalable pour la publicité. (C) RMN-GP (Château de Versailles) / Franck Raux Période : 16e siècle, Renaissance (période) Technique/Matière : huile sur bois
Mary Queen of Scots by François Clouet, 1559-60 France, Royal Collection. White mourning was the deepest form of mourning in medieval times and in later years among the queens of France. In the portrait, Mary Queen of Scots (who was once queen consort of France) wears white to mourn the death of King Francis II.
Mary Queen of Scots by François Clouet, 1559-60 France, Royal Collection White mourning was the deepest form of mourning in medieval times and in later years among the queens of France. In the portrait, Mary Queen of Scots (who was once queen consort of France) wears white to mourn the death of King Francis II.
1570 Jeanne d'Albret by François Clouet (Musée Condé, Chantilly France) She was Queen-regnant of Navarre, a basque region facing the Atlantic straddling the current Franco-Spanish border. She married Antoine de Bourbon and her son Henri (IV) became King of France and founded the Bourbon dynasty.
Catherine de' Medici, attributed to François Clouet, c. 1555 Queen consort of France Reign 31 March 1547 – 10 July 1559
Portrait of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont by François Clouet, ca 1570 France, MFA Houston
Francis I (French: François Ier) (Born 12 September 1494 – Died 31 March 1547) was King of France from 1515 until his death. During his reign, huge cultural changes took place in France and he has been called France's original Renaissance monarch. A great personal rivalry existed between Francis and Henry VIII.
Francis I of France - Painting by Jean Clouet
Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly (1508 – 1580), Duchess of Étampes, was the mistress of Francis I of France. After the death of Queen Claude in 1524 she wielded considerable political power at court. She was once described as " "the most beautiful among the learned and the most learned among the beautiful." After the Death of Francis she was dismissed from court by the new king, Henry II's mistress, Diane de Poitiers.
Anne de Pisseleu by Clouet, 1557