James V of Scotland

Corneille de Lyon
circa 1510 – 1575

James V of Scotland

Painted circa 1536

Oil on Panel: 6 13/16 x 5 5/8 inches, 17 x 14 cm



  • with The Weiss Gallery, 1997, sold to
  • Private collection.

This highly important portrait is the only known image of James V, the contemporary of Henry VIII and father of Mary, Queen of Scots, to be painted in his lifetime. It dates from the time of his visit to France where he formed an alliance with François I by marrying the king’s eldest daughter Madeleine. Along with Jean and François Clouet (c.1515 - 1572), Corneille was the most fashionable French court portraitist of his day.

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