Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

King Fran Portrait of Fran

Creator

Unknown

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Publisher

Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The painting is one of the masterpieces of Renaissance portraiture. The half length figure of the king is painted in front of a scarlet brocade background. His cap, studded with pearls, is encircled with white feathers. His magnificent black and white striped satin doublet is lavishly embroidered in gold. A medal of St Michael is suspended on a gold chain around his neck. His right hand, holding gloves, rests on a table with a green velvet cover; his left on a magnificently worked sword hilt. His narrowed blue eyes, his shrewd glance, his dark moustache and beard lend his face a singular attraction. The whole is a telling portrait of a sovereign who was an outstanding personality and a generous Renaissance patron of art.

Keywords

Paris, France, Paris, France, Style: Flemish naturalist, School: Naturalist, Movement: Naturalism, Flemish, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Flemish naturalist; School: Naturalist; Movement: Naturalism; Flemish; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Paris, France

Time Period

1525-30

Type

StillImage

Rights

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Access Restrictions

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Genre

Paintings; Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LFF0308

King Fran Portrait of Fran

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