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François Clouet (1510 - 1572)

Lot 99: François Clouet (Tours circa 1515-1572 Paris)

Christie's

January 26, 2012
New York, NY, US

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Description

François Clouet (Tours circa 1515-1572 Paris)
Portrait of King Charles IX (1550-1574)
inscribed 'Le Roy charles quand il eust/dix ans' and dated '1561' and with inscription '9eme' (by a later hand)
black, white and red chalk, retouched by a later hand with bodycolor, on paper laid down on canvas

13¼ x 9 in. (33.6 x 23.9 cm.)

Literature

E. Moreau-Nélaton, Les Clouet et leurs émules, Paris, 1924, II, pp. 98-9, fig. 364; III, p. 151, no. 1.
A. Zvereva, 'Il n'y a rien qui touche guères le coeur des simples personnes que les effigies de leurs princes et seigneurs': la genèse du portrait d'Henri III', in I. de Conihout, J.-F. Maillard and G. Poirier (ed.), Henri III mécène des arts, des sciences et des lettres, Paris, 2006, pp. 61-2.
A. Zvereva, Portraits dessinés de la cour des Valois: Les Clouet de Catherine de Médicis, Paris, 2011, no. 395, illus.

Provenance

See previous lot.

Notes

François Clouet (Tours circa 1515-1572 Paris)
Portrait of King Charles IX (1550-1574)
inscribed 'Le Roy charles quand il eust/dix ans' and dated '1561' and with inscription '9eme' (by a later hand)
black, white and red chalk, retouched by a later hand with bodycolor, on paper laid down on canvas

13¼ x 9 in. (33.6 x 23.9 cm.)

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