"Portrait Of A Princess, Workshop Of Claude Deruet, Circa 1620."Poetrait of a princess, oil on parqueted oak panel, dimensions 35 cm x 27 cm, with its period carved wooden frame: 45 cm x 37 cm, workshop of Claude Deruet, circa 1620. Claude Deruet (1588 - 1660) is a 17th century Baroque painter from Nancy. Déruet was an apprentice of Jacques Bellange, official court painter to Duke Charles III of Lorraine. He then studied in Rome for a time, where he painted a portrait of the samurai Tsunenaga Hasekura, in embassy in Europe in 1615. Déruet was knighted in 1621, and knighted in the order of Saint Michael in 1645 by Louis XIII. Deruet had a luxurious residence in Nancy, called La Romaine, where Louis XIII and the Queen stayed in 1633. Claude Lorrain was for a year, in 1625-1626, an apprentice of Claude Deruet. With his studio, he produced numerous portraits in small formats of richly dressed women adorned with splendid jewels.