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Portrait of a Man

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1550/60

Artist:

Corneille de Lyon
French, 1500/1510-1575

About this artwork

Dutch-born painter Corneille de Lyon employed a limited selection of colors to great effect in this small painting. The textured, green background accentuates the subject’s velvety black outfit, lace collar, pale skin, and bristly beard. Corneille specialized in this stylized type of small, finely painted precious portraiture, working primarily for the court and bourgeois elite of 16th-century Lyon, France, where he lived most of his life. The sitter’s exaggerated proportions direct the viewer’s attention to his head and thus to his quiet yet self-assured expression. His confident posture and expensive clothes, along with the exceptional reputation of his portraitist, speak to his high social status.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Corneille de Lyon

Title

Portrait of a Man

Place

France (Object made in)

Date

1550–1560

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

9 7/16 × 7 5/16 in. (24 × 18.5 cm); painted surface 8 15/16 × 6 15/16 in. (22.7 × 17.6 cm )

Credit Line

Gift of Everett D. Graff

Reference Number

1953.466

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