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

A Dutch-born painter who settled in the great French trading center of Lyon, Corneille de Lyon specialized in vivid, small-scale portraits. His sitters were drawn from court circles and from the upper bourgeoisie of merchants and officials; Corneille invariably depicted them against a relatively flat, jewel-toned background that permitted the viewer to focus on the acutely observed features. The body typically appears small in relation to the head, yet through silhouette and a few telling details of dress, Corneille was able to evoke the demeanor of his subjects- in this case of this unknown young man, a restrained elegance.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 208

Artist

Corneille de Lyon

Title

Portrait of a Man

Origin

France

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

Extended information about this artwork

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