King, from a group of Donor Figures including a King, Queen, and Prince

Date: ca. 1350

Culture: French

Medium: Marble, traces of paint & gilding

Dimensions: Overall: 15 3/4 x 5 13/16 x 3 1/16 in. (40 x 14.7 x 7.8 cm)

Classification: Sculpture-Stone

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.190.387


The first Valois king, along with his wife and their son (acc. nos. 17.190.388, .392), are depicted kneeling as donors of a sculpted altarpiece. According to tradition, this retable comes from the abbey of Jumièges, and may reflect a royal largesse to the Norman abbey after 1332, when Jean de France received the duchy of Normandy. If this were the case, his first wife, Bonne de Luxembourg, would probably have been included in the group. Philip and Jean's features bear close resemblance to other portraits of them.