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Mr le Duc Danjou

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    O,10.133

  • Title (object)

    • Mr le Duc Danjou
  • Description

    Portrait of François, Duke of Anjou and Alençon, half-length, turned to the right, wearing armour and plain collar, with pox scars on his nose; against a background of horizontal lines
    Engraving

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1584-1588
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 158 millimetres (plate-mark; trimmed)
    • Width: 103 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, production detail: "J. G. H. fe. PGourdelle excu", and four eulogising verses in French: "C'est icy le portraict De Celluy que les Cieux / Par Contrainte nous ont enlevé de la Terre.."
  • Curator's comments

    The verses allude to the sitter's death (1584).

  • Bibliography

    • IFF bibliographic details
    • Firmin-Didot 1875-77 undescribed bibliographic details
    • Robert-Dumesnil 1835-71 X.253.37 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits French Noble Houses)

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1753-1836

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    O,10.133

Portrait of François, Duke of Anjou and Alençon, half-length, turned to the right, wearing armour and plain collar, with pox scars on his nose; against a background of horizontal lines  Engraving

Recto

Portrait of François, Duke of Anjou and Alençon, half-length, turned to the right, wearing armour and plain collar, with pox scars on his nose; against a background of horizontal lines Engraving

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