Corneille de Lyon


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Corneille de Lyon

 

Born circa 1505 in The Hague; died circa 1574 in Lyon. French painter; Renaissance master of realistic portrait painting.

Circa 1533, Corneille de Lyon moved from The Hague to France, where he worked in Lyon and Paris. His small half-length portraits, which included portraits of the Due d’Angoulême and Marguerite de Valois (both in the Musée Condé, Chantilly) and of the French queen Claude (Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow), are distinguished by soft and transparent colors, refined drawing, and a smooth, light green or, less frequently, light blue background. Corneille de Lyon’s portraits are also noted for a feeling of spirituality and the subtle rendering of facial features.

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on display Clockwise from far left, Mary of Guise, by 16th century Dutch painter Corneille de Lyon; Iona's painting Royal Progress; and a portrait of Mary Stuart by Henri Auguste Calixte Cesar Serrur
There is also a jewel-like quality about the small, intimate portraits of Corneille de Lyon. Richard Green offers a characteristic portrait of a young man, painted against an olive green ground around 1545-50, and which is firmly given to the master rather than his extensive workshop (Fig.
The painting has been credited to artist Corneille de Lyon who lived during the 1500s.