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Category:Architecture and Structures
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Keywords:France, French history, Paris, Saint-Denis, basilique de Saint-Denis, funeral monuments, gothic architecture, nécropole royale, tombs
Photo Info

Dimensions1071 x 1600
Original file size355 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Dec-09 16:16
Date modified20-Jan-17 08:18
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length10 mm
Exposure1s at f/5.6
ISO speedISO 100
Saint-Denis cathedral landmark of gothic architecture

Dukes of Orléans

Louis, duke of Orléans (1372 † 1407), Valentina Visconti (1366 † 1408), Philippe d'Orléans, count of Vertus (1396 † 1420), Charles, duke of Orléans, the Poet (1391 † 1465). This monument was commissioned in 1502 by king Louis XII for his grandmother Valentina Visconti and designed by Italian artists for the Célestins church in Paris. Stylistically it links the medieval gisants with the more elaborate renaissance funeral monuments inspired by antique Roman designs.