Attributed to Jean Perréal (? 1450/60 (?) - After 5 April 1530 Paris), Portrait of Louis XII, King of France
oil on panel. 11 3/4 by 7 5/8 in.; 29.8 by 19.4 cm. Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD
PROVENANCE: Lippmann, Berlin.
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: J. Dupont, "A Portrait of Louis XII Attributed to Jean Perréal," in The Burlington Magazine, September 1947, vol. lxxxix, No. 534, p. 239, reproduced Plate II A (as anonymous, possibly by Jean Perréal).
CATALOGUE NOTE: This painting relates closely to another Portrait of Louis XII in the Royal Collection (RCIN 403431). That portrait, first ascribed to Jean Perréal in 1947,1 is now considered to be from the workshop of Perréal. Another version was published by M. J. Friedländer as by the Master of the Legend of the Magdalene.2
1. See J. Dupont, op.cit., pp.235-239 passim.
2. See M.J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, vol. XII, New York 1975, reproduced Plate 21, no. 29A.
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