Lot Details

Lot 9
French School
17th/18th Century
Portrait of Francois, Cardinal de Tournon
Inscribed FRANCOIS . CARDINAL . DE . TOVRNON. across the upper register
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches (65 x 50.2 cm)
François de Tournon (1489 - 1562), a French nobleman and Augustinian canon, was an important advisor and diplomat for Francis I, for which service he was rewarded with several bishoprics and in 1530 a Cardinal's hat. He later commanded the French army in Provence. In 1560 he retired to Rome, where he became dean of the Sacred College. He was also notable as a patron of Erasmus of Rotterdam and the founder of a Jesuit academy in his home town of Tournon-sur-Rhone.

C Estate of Maria B. Saraczynski

Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Scrapes along the edges; abrasion in the lower left qadrant. Some touches of restoration on the forehead. Minor paint losses.

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Estimate: $1,000 - $3,000
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

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