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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'François Ier. Portion of Votive Picture. Enamel by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864509

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Photograph of a Limoges enamel medallion created in 1553 by Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577), part of his Crucifixion retable for Saint-Chapelle, Paris (see RCIN 2864504). As with the rest of the retable, this fragment has been in the collection of the Louvre since 1816 (MR 208 1). It shows François I (1515-1547) in full length facing to the right. Dressed in sumptuous court dress, the French king kneels in prayer before an open bible.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

    Subject(s)
    François I, King of France (1494-1547)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs