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Attributed to Corneille de Lyon (Netherlandish painter, born 1500-1510, died 1575, active in France) , Portrait of a Gentleman Called Sir John Cheke

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Title Portrait of a Gentleman Called Sir John Cheke
Alternative Title Sir John Cheke, Greek Scholar
Collection Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens, Barnsley
Artist Attributed to Corneille de Lyon (Netherlandish painter, born 1500-1510, died 1575, active in France)
Previously attributed to Heere, Lucas de (early Netherlandish painter and poet, 1534-1584)
Date Earliest possibly about 1540
Date Latest possibly about 1575
Description Netherlandish painter, active mostly in Lyon, France. Cornielle established himself as court painter to the Dauphin, later Henry II, and gained a reputation as a successful portraitist. Many of his works have been lost, and many other works are assigned to him on suspect stylistic grounds. This portrait is typical of his manner in the small scale of the picture and the green background. Sir John Cheke (15141557) was a humanist, royal tutor, and administrator.
Current Accession Number A1619
Former Accession Number L727
Subject portrait (Sir John Cheke)
Measurements 21.2 x 16.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel (hardwood)
Acquisition Details Purchased with the support of the National Art-Collections Fund 1972.
Rights Owner Cannon Hall Museum (Barnsley Metropolitan Council)
Author Alastair Smith
 

 

 

 

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