A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII
, Los Angeles and London, 2005, pp.
Charles VIII had returned from Naples with sculptors and gardeners, Louis XII
may have employed Leonardo da Vinci, and Francis I had invited the old man himself to France and given him a desirable residence at Clos-Luce, outside Amboise.
The book contains illustrations completed by Jean Bourdichon in 1498 and 1499 for Louis XII
In 1498, released from ecclesiastical duties, he traveled to France as papal legate and was made duc de Valentinois by a grateful Louis XII
(thereafter he was known as Valentino, or il duca Valentino ).
Julien Coudray 1518 takes its name from the world's oldest known watchmaker, who in 1518, delivered two daggers inset with miniature clocks to King Louis XII
and Francois I.
The turn of the sixteenth century was a difficult period in Italian history between the French invasions of King Charles VIII and King Louis XII
in the 1490s and the Hapsburg invasions of Emperor Charles V in the 1520s that eventually made much of Italy a colony of Spain.
The manuscript presented in person to Henry VII in London in 1496 belongs to a diplomatic effort to bolster resistance to French expansion in Italy under Charles VIII but, after Charles's death and the accession of Louis XII
in 1499, Nagonius expanded his narrative to celebrate Louis's expedition against Milan.
ONE was modelled on the royal residence of French King Louis XII
, while the other was a romantic folly created as the symbol of a tea trader's vast wealth.
New York's Anthony Blumka has a strong holding of medieval and renaissance art and sculpture, including a panel from a nativity triptych by the Master of Louis XII
, active around 1500.
This Book of Hours was a prayer book created by Jean Bourdichon for Louis XII
The Prime Minister said it was symbolic that he and the president had held talks beneath a picture of the marriage between French King Louis XII
to Henry VIII's daughter Mary in the northern seaside resort's town hall.
The Jeu is somewhat unusual in that it is very closely linked to a precise historical moment, the Italian wars of the early 1500s and, in particular, the conflict between Louis XII
and Pope Julius II.