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Portrait of Francis I, King of France
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Portrait of Francis I, King of France


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Description Large stone reliefs like this were commonly carved for placement over the doors of residences of wealthy individuals in France. They could depict biblical or allegorical figures, or portraits of rulers, announcing the allegiance of the owner. Here, Francis (1494-1547) wears around his neck the collar of the Order of St. Michael, a French chivalric order.
Provenance Raoul Heilbronner, Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1902

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Period
ca. 1540-1580 (Renaissance)
Medium
limestone
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
27.332
Measurements
70 3/4 x 61 7/8 in. (179.7 x 157.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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