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Francois I and Diane de Poitiers

This painting depicts a scene at the Renaissance court of the king of France, François I, where Diane of Poitiers has come to beg for the life of her condemned father. The central figure of the old woman holding a bible is flanked on one side by the King and Diane, on the other by two young lovers and at her feet a dwarf sits. There is no identified source text for the painting, however it can be …