Lot #234
King Francis I

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Estimate: $1000+

Description

King of France (born 1494) who reigned from 1515 until his death in 1547. Known as the 'Father and Restorer of Letters,' the cultured and well-read Francis, himself a poet, ushered in the Renaissance in France with generous support for a number of writers and ambitious construction projects. Vellum manuscript DS in French, signed “Francoys,” one page, 12.28 x 8.25, no date. An untranslated official document, boldly and prominently signed at the conclusion by the revered French king. Nicely mounted, matted, and framed with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 25.5 x 15. In very good to fine condition, with creasing to the lower right blank area. A handsome, well-preserved 16th century document.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #580 - Ended April 08, 2020





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