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Diane de Poitiers ananyme 1566, peinture sur bois conservée à Versailles Ses origines (1500-1515), elle est la fille unique de Jean de Poitiers, vicomte d'Estoile, seigneur de St-Vallier et de Jeanne de Batarnay. Ses parents appartiennent au 1° cercle des intimes du pouvoir royal. Son grand-père Aymar de Poitiers avait épousé en 1° noces, Marie, la fille naturelle du roi Louis XI et son grand-père maternel Imbert de Batarnay avait été un ami intime de ce même roi.

Diane de Poitiers bed for a princess. Oh, to have been Diane de Poitiers! What a love she gave and received.

Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and his son, Henry II of France. She became notorious as the latter's favorite. It was in this capacity that she wielded much influence and power at the French Court, which continued until Henry was mortally wounded in a tournament accident, during which his lance wore her favor (ribbon) rather than his wife's.

"Courtesan" - Diane de Poitiers. Mistress of Henri II of France

Blue canopy bed in Diane de Poitiers bedroom

Tudor. Diane De Poitiers by Jean Clouet

The emblem of Diane de Poitiers, three interlaced crescents.

1555 Diane de Poitiers by Clouet studio You saw the painting, now the drawing. Diane de Poitiers wears a gown with a broken crescent neckline in this color drawing by the Clouet studio.