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Studio of François Clouet (c. 1520-1572)

Henry II, King of France 1559

RCIN 403430

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Henry II succeeded Francis I as King of France in 1547. This is one of several versions produced by Clouet’s studio the year Henry died in a jousting accident. It was based on the preparatory drawing for a full-length portrait of c.1547 but shows the King beginning to go grey. The King wears the insignia of the Order of St Michel.