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Portraits of Clément Marot.

To be perfectly clear: there is no 100% authenticated portrait of Marot. The portrait of Corneille de Lyon (very small, 10 x 8,5cm) with which the gallery opens is the one who gets the closest of them all to really being made with Marot present. The engravings of René Boyvin (1525-1598) are interesting in so far that this Angers engraver also made the famous portraits of John Calvin (1562) and Martin Bucer (1544). Analysis of most of the pictures is based on D. Bentley-Cranch, 'The iconography of Clément Marot', in Smith/McFarlane (eds.), Literature and the Arts in the Reign of Francis I, essays presented to C.A. Mayer (Kensington, 1985).

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portrait of a man (attrib. to Corneille de Lyon)

Louvre Museum. Generally accepted that it is Marot. He was in Lyon at the right time (prob. 1536-1537) and frequented the same people as Corneille.

Clemens Marotius primus sui temporis poeta gallicus (René Boyvin)

etching, first known from a 1558 Antwerp edition (Hieronymus Cock)

Clemens Marotius poeta gallicus (Boyvin, 1576)

Same as the previous, but with other attributes (laurel, the classical poet)

Clement Marotius poeta gallicus (Boyvin, 1576)

Same as the previous, but flipped.

N.N., Clement Marotus Francus Poeta Prim.

Postcard based on the Portrait (oil on canvas) in Museum of the Reformation (Geneva), supposedly once in the possession of Th. de Bèze.

Clément Marot (Vrais Pourtraits - 1580/1581)

Portrait next to the short biography dedicated to Marot in Beza's 'Icones' (or portraits). It is supposed to be based on the painting owned by De Bèze.

copy of a lost original by Holbein? (1754)

Quite popular, but not certified at all that this is Marot, not even that it is Holbein's.

Marot painted as if wax (grisaille)

Abel de Pujol Alexandre-Denis (Louvre, room B egyptian antiquities): Among the notable men of the Renaissance:

Portrait of a man, G.Moroni (?)

The man is supposed to be Marot. Moroni (b. 1520) either painted in 1536 (Moroni was still teenager) or 1544. Marot looks to young.

buste of Marot (1885)

bronze, Museum of Cahors Henri-Martin, by Jean Turcan (1846 Arles - 1895 Paris).

Marot at the fountain in Cahors

Monument erected in the 19th century and restored in 1996: 500th anniversary of Marot. The buste is a copy from the bronze in the museum

Marot (médaille, 1577)

In G. Rouillé (or Roville), Promptuaire des Médailles, p. 251. Immensely popular and influential.

Marot (Théodore de Bry - late 16th century)

Fantastic imagery (Jupiter-like), prob. based on the medaillon in Roville's book. "POETA CLEMENS MAROTVS CHAORSIVS/ Anté rudis, per te, calamos inflante Thaleia,/ Edidivit dulces Gallica lingua modos,/"

1996 (Marot and his King)

painting by an artist from Cahors, contributing to the 500th anniversary, based of course on Corneille de Lyon and Clouet.

Clem. Marot (unknown 'artist')

Museum of the Reformation in Geneva. Unknown provenance: the 'gloomy broodiness' (Bentley Cranch) is probably due to mediocre craftmanship.

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