Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I photographed this reproduction of a small painting by Jean Bourdichon. It shows Anne, Louis and their daughter Claude with Francois, to whom she was already betrothed. As heir to the crown unless or until Anne and Louis should have a son, Francois lived with them in the court.
The original is at the Ecole nationale superiore des beaux-arts, Paris.

1 comment:

  1. I should add that the earlier description of this painting, which came from the royal chateau in Nantes, is probably wrong. More recently I've seen seen it described as part of a series painted by Jean Bourdichon of various segments of society.