Lot #209
King Francis I Letter Signed

Choice letter by the Renaissance king of France
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Choice letter by the Renaissance king of France

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. LS in early French, signed “Francoys,” one page, 7.75 x 10, 1537. Untranslated letter concerning the administration of a pension for a member of the religious who had rendered the king good services. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021





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