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Marie Haneton

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Marie Haneton About 1518 - 1519


A crest and an inscription on the back of this painting were discovered in 1971 during cleaning. It revealed the identity of the sitter as Marie Haneton. Marie was the second daughter of Philippe Haneton, who in 1518 had been appointed first secretary of the Grand Council by Charles V. In 1520 he commissioned the great Haneton triptych from Van Orley, now in the Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. In the triptych, Marie is shown with her mother Marguerite Numan, and her four sisters. In this portrait Marie is instantly recognisable as the same girl. The faint inscription of the back says that she died shortly after her marriage in either 1525 or 1526.

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Commission, Inscription


  • Acc. No. NG 1895
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size 75.20 x 56.20 cm (framed: 101.5 x 84.0 x 6.0cm)
  • Credit Bequest of Sir Hugh Hume Campbell 1894