A portrait by Lucas de Heere (ca. 1534-84)


 Att. to Lucas de Heere (ca. 1534-84):
'Triple Profile Portrait', ca. 1570

This stunning and unusual portrait is not as it appears. 
The figures outfitted in fashionable costume are men-not women. 
Adding to the painting's intrigue, scholars have only recently attributed the 
work to Lucas de Heere, a Netherlandish painter who worked in Paris and 
at Fontainebleau between 1559 and 1561, and in London after 1567. 
Research  suggests that the sitters may, in fact, be the minions -
or boyfriends - of French King Henry III (1551-1589)

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