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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1972,U.820

  • Description

    Château de St Germain-en-Laye, plan of the chateau with chapel and entrance at right Pen and black ink with grey wash; on vellum

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1570 (c)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 512 millimetres
    • Width: 751 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Inscribed with a title: 'Le plan du Chasteau de sainct germam en laye', compass points: 'Midy', 'Occident', 'Septentrium', '[Ori]ent', scale and various labels naming the rooms: 'La court du logis du Roy', 'la grand salle soubz / laquelle est lentree du chasteau' and 'Chappelle'
  • Curator's comments

    One of five drawings (on four sheets) on the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye drawn by Du Cerceau for this album; see 1972,U.793 for comment on whole series.
    For further comment see Boudon/Mignot, 'Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau', Paris 2010, pp.86-93.

  • Location

    Not on display (c.99a)

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1886

  • Acquisition notes

    Transferred from the Department of Printed Books.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1972,U.820

Chateau de St Germain-en-Laye, one of a group of 122 drawings of French chateaux etched in the artist's 'Les plus excellents bastiments de France', 1576-79; plan of the chateau from the N, chapel and entrance at r Pen and black ink with grey wash; on vell

Chateau de St Germain-en-Laye, one of a group of 122 drawings of French chateaux etched in the artist's 'Les plus excellents bastiments de France', 1576-79; plan of the chateau from the N, chapel and entrance at r Pen and black ink with grey wash; on vell

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