Studio of François Clouet (French, Tours (?), active by 1536–died 1572 Paris)
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, French, 16th century
Black and red chalk
12 13/16 x 8 9/16 in. (32.5 x 21.7 cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Not on view
Inscription: Along upper right in pen and brown ink, "La Val de Pramence".
Catherine de Médicis (French (born Italy), Florence 1519–1589 Blois); Christine of Lorraine, Grand Duchess of Tuscany; Jean-Gaston de Médicis, Grand Duke; Ignazio Enrico Hugford; Felix Wildenstein, Esq.; Wildenstein & Co., Inc. (New York); Donor: Walter C. Baker
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