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Blois. Château, Façade François 1er
  • unknown maker from Europe
  • Blois. Château, Façade François 1er, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Blois, France
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.424

The façade of François I’s wing as viewed from the interior courtyard of the Château de Blois. Built in the early French Renaissance style, the façade includes a steep-sloped roof complete with dormer windows, a polygonal staircase with an ornately carved balustrade, and royal insignia reliefs between the bays of windows. The staircase creates a loggia with open areas between the bays.