François I as St John the Baptist | Art for B Advent 3

John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

François I as St John the Baptist
CLOUET, Jean
(b. 1485/90, Bruxelles, d. 1541, Paris)
Portrait of François I as St John the Baptist
1518
Oil on wood, 96 x 79 cm
Private collection

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Francois I of France was a contemporary of Henry VIII. He seems to have attempted at times to steer a conciliatory course during the Reformation, before eventually pursuing tactics typical of a monarch of his times. Click to open the Wikipedia article on Francois I.

(previously posted 12/11/11)

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