Henri II, King of France

Enameler Léonard Limosin

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 544

Limosin was introduced to the court of François I (1494–1547) as a protégé of Jean de Langeac, bishop of Limoges. In 1548, he became enameler and valet de chambre to François’s successor, Henri II (1513–1559), for whom he produced enamel portraits of both kings that were incorporated into an altarpiece for the Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.

Henri II, King of France, Léonard Limosin (ca. 1505–1575/1577), Enamel on copper, partly gilt, French, Limoges

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