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Renée Baillet, wife of Jean de Thou, seigneur de Bonneuil
  • Circle of François Clouet (c. 1510 - 1572)
  • Renée Baillet, wife of Jean de Thou, seigneur de Bonneuil
  • France
  • mid-1570s or later
  • Miniature
  • Oil on card
  • Image size: 12.5 x 9.5 cm
    Frame size: 17.4 x 12.3 cm
  • Inscription: 'Renée baillet / dame de cloux / fame de jean / de thou seigneur / de bonneuil' In ink
  • M262
  • Reserve Gallery
Commentary
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Further Reading
  • The sitter, identified as Renée Baillet, the wife of Jean de Thou, seigneur de Bonneuil, wears a black bodice with a white lace frontlet and collar and a white ruff. It is the pendant to M263, the portrait of Jean de Thou. Like its pendant, the sitter is depicted in front of a blue background and a feigned surround of a wooden, bevelled frame.
    Like M263, it is painted on oil on card, rather than the more usual watercolour on vellum. For a discussion of the attribution of this miniature, see the entry on M263.