Lot 22
  • 22

Circle of François Clouet

10,000 - 15,000 USD
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  • Circle of François Clouet
  • Portrait of a woman, said to be Madeleine de L'Aubespine, Dame de Villeroy
  • inscribed upper left corner: Magdelaine de Laubespine, Dame de Villeory.
  • oil on panel


Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 25 March 1982, lot 25;
There purchased by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Madeleine de L'Aubespine was the daughter of Secretary of State, Claude de L'Aubespine, and married to Nicolas de Neufville, who later also became Secretary of State under Charles IX and Henry III. Renowned within aristocratic circles and favored by Catherine de' Medici, she was also an avid poet and author of humanist philosophy.