About this artwork
This print, more than any other in Duvet’s oeuvre, demonstrates the influence of the School of Fountainebleau on his work. It illustrates a popular fourteenth-century story of the hunt by Henri de Ferrières. The king and Diana may be meant to refer to King Henri II and Diane de Poitiers.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jean Duvet
- A King Receiving a Present
- Artist's working dates 1505–1570
- Engraving on paper
- 223 × 399 mm (plate); 227 × 402 mm (sheet)
- Bequest of Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.