Search "" as a keyword...
Filter suggestionsContinue typing to see suggestions...
Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


François de Guise

c. 1855

Albumen print? | RCIN 2864521

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)


    After Limosin, Léonard (artist)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of St Michael (France)