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Attributed to Corneille de Lyon: 'Portrait of a Man'

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Perhaps made in preparation for a more finished version of the same size (which is in a private collection). The man has been identified unjustifiably with Odet de Coligny (1515 - 1571), who became a cardinal. The sitter may be an ecclesiastic or a French courtier.

The small and intimate character of this work shows the influence of portraits from the artist's native Netherlands in the 16th-century.

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