19th Century French King of France Framed Color Prints “Set of Three”
Decorate a bathroom or a walking closet with this collection of antique prints. Crafted in France during the Napoleon III period from 1848-1870, each piece is set in a simple black and gold frame protected with glass, and depicts 3 kings of France and his Court; Louis XI, Henri II, Francois Ier, all of them kings in the 14th and 15th century. The three frames are in very good condition commensurate with wonderful details, and rich colors. (Private collection of a French senator). Louis XI (1423-1483), called “Louis the Prudent” (French: le Prudent), was King of France from 1461 to 1483. He succeeded his father, Charles VII. Louis entered into open rebellion against his father in a short-lived revolt known as the Praguerie in 1440. The king forgave his rebellious vassals, including Louis, to whom he entrusted the management of the Dauphiné, then a province in southeastern France. Louis’s ceaseless intrigues, however, led his father to banish him from court. From the Dauphiné, Louis led his own political establishment and married Charlotte of Savoy, daughter of Louis, Duke of Savoy, against the will of his father. Charles VII sent an army to compel his son to his will, but Louis fled to Burgundy, where he was hosted by Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy, Charles’ greatest enemy. Francis I (1494-1547) was King of France from 1515 until his death in 1547. He was the son of Charles, Count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy. He succeeded his first cousin once removed Louis XII, who died without a son. Henry II (1519-1559) was King of France from 31 March 1547 until his death in 1559. The second son of Francis I, he became Dauphin of France upon the death of his elder brother Francis III, Duke of Brittany, in 1536. Measures: 12.25″ W x 5.75″ H.
|Dimensions||12.25" W x .5" D x 5.75" H|