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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Enamel by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864526

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Photograph of a oval enamel plaque of a young nobleman from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (MR 2580). Created in Limoges during the sixteenth century, the bust-length portrait depicts the bearded man facing a quarter to the left and gazing ahead. He wears a dark doublet paired with a plumed cap on his head. A pendant of the Order of St Michel hangs from his neck.

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

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After? Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs