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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

Dimensions1600 x 1114
Original file size217 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Dec-09 16:04
Date modified20-Jan-17 08:14
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length20 mm
Focal length (35mm)30 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.4
Exposure1.3s at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Saint-Denis cathedral landmark of gothic architecture

Charles V and Jeanne de Bourbon

The marble tomb of Charles V (1338–1380) was made during the lifetime of the king by André Beauneveu and is considered the first official portrait in the history of funeral monuments. The effigy of his wife Jeanne de Bourbon (1338-1378) is one for the entrails (body, entrails and heart were separately buried), as can be seen from the small bag she is holding. This gisant originally placed in the Célestins abbey in Paris, is the only of its kind in Saint-Denis.
The gisant of connétable Louis de Sancerre (1342-1402) can be seen in the background.