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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

François de Guise c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864521

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Photograph of a Limoges enamel plaque of François II, Duke of Guise (1519-63) from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (N 1255). Created in 1557 by Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577), the bust-length portrait depicts the bearded French courtier facing slightly to the left and gazing at the viewer. He wears a fur-lined cape over a doublet and a plumed cap on his head. A pendant of the Order of St Michel hangs from his neck.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

    François de Lorraine, 2nd Duc de Guise (1519-63)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of St Michael (France)