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'Calvin. Enamel by Léonard Limosin'; Cardinal Jean de Bertrand

c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864524

Photograph of an enamelled plaque of Jean de Bertrand (1482–1560) from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR R 282). Created in the first half of the sixteen century in Limoges, the bust-length portrait depicts the bearded French cardinal facing slightly to the left and gazing ahead. He wears a dark coat over a doublet and a biretta on his head. 

The work has been attributed to Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577). 

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)


    After? Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Christian church in general
            • Church government. Ecclesiastical organization
              • Cardinals (papal appointees)
          • Roman Catholics
            • Birettas