Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Blois. Facade Louis XII. (Blois. Facade of the Louis XII wing.)
  • Europe
  • Blois. Facade Louis XII. (Blois. Facade of the Louis XII wing.), late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Blois, France
  • albumen print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width:
    Image Dimensions Height/Width:
    Mount Dimensions:
    Mount Dimensions:
  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.418
Description

A view of the Louis XII wing of Château de Blois looking northeast from the courtyard. A mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles, the facade contains a loggia on the ground level with carved pillars, which alternated in design. The upper level contains dormer windows with ornately decorated gables in the Gothic style that include pinnacles. The main portion of the facade is flanked by two staircase towers.