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Blois. Façade Louis XII sur la Cour (Blois. Facade of Louis XII facing the court)
  • Europe
  • Blois. Façade Louis XII sur la Cour (Blois. Facade of Louis XII facing the court), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Blois, France
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width:
    Image Dimensions Height/Width:
    Mount Dimensions: 27.8 x 35.7 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 10 15/16 x 14 1/16 in
  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.151
Description

An exterior view of the Louis XII wing of Château de Blois. Gothic style elements can be seen on the building to the facing right. These elements include the spire which includes a pinnacle, the lancet windows, and the pointed arch that encloses the lancet windows. The main portion of the building is Renaissance in style. These elements include a steep gable roof which is pierced by ornate dormer windows and two staircase towers (one located on the facing left and right sides of the main facade). There is a shed in front of the staircase tower on the facing left side of the image.