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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.
Paris, France, Paris, France, Style: Flemish naturalist, School: Naturalist, Movement: Naturalism, Flemish, Painting, Painting
Style: Flemish naturalist; School: Naturalist; Movement: Naturalism; Flemish; Painting
Paris, France; Paris, France
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Unknown, "King Fran Portrait of Fran" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 1664.