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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
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Dimensions1071 x 1600
Original file size308 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken6-Dec-09 16:50
Date modified20-Jan-17 08:17
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Camera modelNIKON D200
Focal length38 mm
Exposure1/2 at f/5.6
ISO speedISO 100
Saint-Denis cathedral landmark of gothic architecture

Monument of Francis I and Claude de France

This monumental marble tomb for Francis I (1494-1547), his queen Claude and three of their children is the work of Philibert Delorme and was completed in 1558. It was inspired by ancient Roman arches of triumph. The group is depicted in prayer, while the royal couple is also shown on their deathbed. Claude, whose name lives on as a variety of plums, gave the king 7 children and died at barely 24.