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Probably painted c.1827. François Ier (1494–1547), King of France from 1515, was renowned for his affable character and love of the arts. He is shown with his sister Marguerite d’Angoulême (1492–1549) who was also a patron of the arts as well as a poet and author of L’Heptaméron, a collection of tales modelled on the Decameron of Boccaccio. By her marriage to Henri d’Albret, King of Navarre, she was an ancestress of the Bourbon kings of France.
oil on canvas
45.7 x 34.5 cm
acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1869; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897
The Wallace Collection
Hertford House Manchester Square, London, Greater London W1U 3BN EnglandView venue
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