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Corneille de Lyon (French, about 1500 / 1510 - about 1575)
Born in The Hague, little is known of this artist's early life or training. By 1533 he was established as a portrait painter in Lyon, France, where he was known as 'Corneille de La Hay' (of the Hague). In 1543 he was appointed official portrait painter to the Dauphin, later King Henri II. Whilst it is now difficult to identify his work, he undoubtedly had a very high reputation in his lifetime. In those portraits that are associated with him, the sitter is depicted naturalistically and shown against a bright blue or green background.