Portrait of a Man with a Glove

Creation date
oil on panel
8 x 6-1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Art Association of Indianapolis. In memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon
Accession number
Currently On View

A native of the Netherlands, Corneille was established as a portrait painter in the French city of Lyon by 1533. He was court painter to Queen Eleanor, then to the Dauphin (later Henri II). 

Corneille de Lyon specialized in small, meticulously rendered portraits such as this one. The unknown man's proud bearing and cool gaze are sensitively characterized and delicately painted.  The green background, typical of Corneille, enhances the sense of intimacy by concentrating attention on the sitter's face.

Provenance Research is on-going at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and information will be added to this record as research is completed. Please contact Annette Schlagenhauff, Assoc. Curator of Research, at aschlagenhauff@imamuseum.org with any questions.
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