Date: ca. 1350
Medium: Marble, traces of paint & gilding
Dimensions: Overall: 15 3/4 x 5 13/16 x 3 1/16 in. (40 x 14.7 x 7.8 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number: 17.190.387
The first Valois king, along with his wife and their son (acc. nos. 17.190.388, .392), are depicted kneeling as donors of a sculpted altarpiece. According to tradition, this retable comes from the abbey of Jumièges, and may reflect a royal largesse to the Norman abbey after 1332, when Jean de France received the duchy of Normandy. If this were the case, his first wife, Bonne de Luxembourg, would probably have been included in the group. Philip and Jean's features bear close resemblance to other portraits of them.