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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.

Jean Clouet, Portrait of a Young Girl, ca. 1520; Black and red chalk on ...

Miniature of Catherine de Medici attributed to Francois Clouet, c.1530-35. (Victoria & Albert Museum)

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.

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.

Portrait of a Woman Artist: Francois Clouet Origin: undated Location: Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany Origin Size: 21.00x21.00 cm

Claude Gouffier by Francois Clouet--16th centure--arrogance of French aristocracy (pre revolution) at its finest

Diane de Poitiers, Henri II mistress. This painting by Francois Clouet.

Françoise Brézé, Duchesse de Bouillon, 1550 by François Clouet.