A divine portrait of a Renaissance lady at the French Court of Francois I, circa 1530.
The engraving is from the mid 19th Century and signed "Compte Calix".
Francois Claudius Compte Calix (1813-1880) is a French painter.portraitist and engraver listed in the Benezit, with works in major Museums.
This portrait is very typical of his style
"A. Podiere" the other signature, may have been the colorist, or possibly, the portrait done by Compte Calix was engraved by Podiere for this particular edition.
The piece is entirely hand watercolored with very vibrant tones, and even gold details, (the gold is very strong in real) making the piece look more like a painting than a print.
The young lady has the most exquisite features, a hairdo to die for, and a velvet Renaissance costume in a harmony of burgundy/deep purple for which the word sumptuous is an understatement!
Moreover, she is portrayed in a royal palace with a marble chimney on top of which rests a silver ewer/ Behind a curtain is what may possibly be a chair, or throne with light green velvet on the seat, and the back carved in a medallion.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 12". Width: 9".
( 30.5 cm) by ( 23 cm)
CONDITION: In good condition, with some foxing in the margins.
Will be shipped "Registered" Airmail from Paris including online tracking, insurance and signature at delivery.
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