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Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68)

'Francis the second of France. Enamel by Léonard Limosin' c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864519

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Photograph of a Limoges enamel plaque of king François II (1544-1560) at the age of nine from the collection of the Louvre, Paris (N 1253). Created around 1553 and attributed to Léonard Limosin (c.1506-1577), the half-length portrait shows the French crown prince facing a quarter to the left and gazing ahead. He wears an embroidered doublet and a cap decorated with pearls and a feather. A fur-lined cloak covers his right shoulder. His jewellery pieces include a pendant of the Order of St Michel and a pearl earing.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Thurston Thompson (1816-68) (photographer)

    After? Limosin, Léonard (artist)

    Subject(s)
    François II, King of France (1544-60)
  • 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)