Duc of the Court of Francis I, 1530. French court of the Renaissance.

Duc, Marquis, Authentic, Renaissance, clothing, court dress
Duc de la cour de François Ier, 1530

Duc of the Court of Francis I, 1530.

Francis I is regarded as the first French king of the Renaissance. During his reign there was a significant development of the arts in France. When he took office in 1515 he was regarded as a humanistically educated king. Francis I commissioned numerous works and brought artists to France, including Andrea del Sarto and Leonardo da Vinci in 1516. Leonardo da Vinci remained in France until his death.

Source: Le Musée cosmopolite. Costumes actuels de tous les peuples, gravés sur acier par les premiers Graveurs de Paris. Paris, Ancienne Mon Aubert, ca. 1850-1860.

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