de Lyon

France • 1500−1575

Biography and information

Corneille de LYON (niderl. Corneille de Lyon, approx. 1500, the Hague — November 8, 1575, Lyon) was a French painter, a native of the Netherlands.

Information about the biography of the artist is extremely scarce. The first mention of it dates back to 1534, and during this time he was already in Lyon. It is known, in fact, only his name is Corneille de Lyon is a nickname for the place of residence given to him in the nineteenth century biographer Henri bosho. In France, it is — by birth — called the Hague Corneille, Corneille de La Haye (FR. Corneille de La Haye).

The works of Corneille — miniatures the size of a postcard. Works of the artist are in the museums of Versailles, Paris, Vienna, London, St. Petersburg, new York and Boston.

A French artist.Dutch-born native of the Hague, Corneille de Lyon (sometimes called Corneille from the Hague) received its name because of the long stay in Lyon, where in 1534, he met the poet Jean Sekon. Corneille is mentioned as the painter of the Dauphin, the future Henry II; becoming a citizen of France in 1547, he was already in 1551, is awarded the title of painter and Valet of the king. The last mention of it relates to Lyon in 1574, soon after which he probably died.


<Портрет Пьера Аймерика> (received by the Louvre in 1976) has the inscription on the back, under which the portrait was executed in 1533 by Corneille from the Hague that can serve as a basis for the attribution to the artist of many portraits.

Early work of the artist is unknown. Technology and the character of his Kar-


ting is forced to think that he studied in Flanders. A. buso redesigned-

roVal the chronology of his work, beginning with paintings from the collection of Genera Roger de (1642-1715). Some of them are in Versailles (<Мадам де Помпадур>; <Беатрис Пачеко>), in Chantilly (<Мадам де Лансак>), the Louvre (<Шарль де Ларошфуко, граф де

>Randan, <Жак Берто>). This group tend and some portraits,

having on the reverse the seal of Colbert de Torcy, who in 1715 sold the collection of Genera (<Шарль де Коссе-Бриссак>New York, Metropolitan Museum).

The Corneille de Lyon can be attributed, and such films as <Портрет Клемана Маро> (Paris, Louvre). The artist's works, written on blue or green background in a refined style, always small in size (half-length portraits of the nobility, executed in the 1530-1570).

They are known not only by references in ancient documents, but

according to numerous copies. Corneille de Lyon was a thriving Studio where he collaborated with his son, Corneille, and his daughter, who became a remarkable artist.

The artist had international recognition and had a significant influence on such artists as the Master of rie-Chateauneuf. However, it is impossible to ascribe to him any one figure.