Index of Renaissance Sculpture

Tomb of Agnes Sorel - Loches, France

 

 

Agnès Sorel (d1450) was the mistress of King Charles VII of France to whom she gave birth to three daughters to Charles VII.
 

Effigy of Donna Maria de Perea - Toledo, Spain

Effigy of Donna Maria de Perea

 

 

Effigy of Donna Maria de Perea wearing a simple dress and with rosary in her hands.

 

 

 

Tomb of the Children of France - Tours Cathedral

This tomb, in Tours cathedral, by Michel Colombe was made in 1506 for the two sons of Charles VIII of France and Anne of Brittany. It is reputed to be the first tomb in the region that was made in the Italian style.

Tomb of the cardinals of Amboise - Rouen Cathedral

Started in 1515, and completed in 1525, this tomb is the work of the Roullant Le Roux, Rouen cathedral's master mason of the time. It is a memorial to the French cardinal and archbishop of Rouen George d'Amboise (d1510), the other figure is his nephew George d'Amboise (d1550) who became archbishop of Rouen on his uncle's death.

Cathedral Choir Screen

Above the choir screen at Chartres Cathedral are some 40 sculpted reliefs of biblical scenes, and other scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. The scenes were sculpted by some of the best artists in France and were commissioned at different times over a 200 year period from 1510 to 1720.

Birth of the Virgin Mary and Childhood

 

The first sequence of sculpture around the choir screen, starting at the western end of the south ambulatory, is the work of Jehan Soulas from 1519-1521. Sculpted from the hard limestone from the Tonnerre quarry, they consist of scenes from the Gospel of James, depicting the annunciation of the Virgin Mary to Joachim and St Anne, the birth of Mary, and the presentation of Mary in the temple.

 

Marriage, Annunciation, and Visitation

This second sequence of sculpture on the choir screen, starting at the western end of the south ambulatory, is the work of Jehan Soulas from 1520-1535. Sculpted from the hard limestone from the Tonnerre quarry they consist of scenes from the Gospel of James, depicting the marriage of the Virgin Mary to Joseph, the annunciation, and the visitation.

Nativity, Circumcision, and Epiphany

This third sequence of sculpture on the choir screen, starting at the western end of the south ambulatory, is the work of Jehan Soulas from 1521-1535. Sculpted from the hard limestone from the Tonnerre quarry, this consist of scenes depicting the Nativity, Circumcision, and Epiphany.

 

Monument to Louis de Brézé - Rouen Cathedral

This monument to Louis de Brézé (d1531) is the work of Jean Goujon (1510-1572) who was commissioned by Diane de Poitiers, Louis wife. Louis was the son of  King Charles VII of France's illegitimate daughter Charlotte de France.

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