Transi de René de Chalón – Ligier Richier

28 May


René de Chalón, Prince of Orange, died in battle in 1544 at the young age of 25. Perhaps a plan made together, perhaps solely the desires of his wife, René de Chalón requested that “his tomb portrait be not a standard figure, but a life size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Medrano-Cabral


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: