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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

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

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864515

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Photograph of a Limoges enamel plaque 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 three fleurs-de-lis in an oval catrouche, surrounded by the collar of the Order of St Michel and surmounted by a crown. The French royal coat of arms is flanked by two 'F's, cyphers of king François I (1494-1547.
  • 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
    Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of St Michael (France)