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Château de Folembray, bird's eye view of the chateau from the South West, with roofless corps-de-logis, game court (jeu de paume) and entrance at right, formal gardens at left, with figures and carriage
Pen and black ink, with grey wash; on vellum
- Production date
- 1570 (c)
Height: 513 millimetres
Width: 749 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of two drawings on the Château de Folembray drawn by Du Cerceau for this album; see 1972,U.793 for comment on whole series.
The corps de logis was burnt by Emperor Charles V's troops in 1552 (the caption, 'mil cinq cens', is incomplete, as in '15..', rather than erroneous, as in '1500'). While Du Cerceau probably did not transcribe the full extent of the damages, the absence of roof bears witness to the event.
For further comment see Boudon/Mignot, 'Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau', Paris 2010, pp.72-75.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Department of Printed Books.
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