Unknown gentleman, given the name of François III de Pisseleu, Bishop of Amiens, then Abbey of Saint-Cormeille and de la Roë (about 1510-1564)

Le Sire de Saint-Cornille

about 1555
François Clouet (French, 1510–1572)


Sheet: 30.3 x 20.9 cm (11 15/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Black, red, and yellow chalk on cream antique laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



François Clouet and studio


in upper margin, cut and pasted to the border: Le sr de saincte cornille


William Ponsonby, 2nd Count of Bessborough (died 1793); Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Count of Bessborough (1758-1844) (attributed to Holbein); Edward M. Hodgkins, London; Charle Wickert, Paris (died 1918); George Jay Gould (1864-1923); Mr. Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984); acquired April 11, 1946 by the Purchase Fund and Otis Norcross Fund, MFA.

Credit Line

1939 Purchase Fund and Otis Norcross Fund