13 août 2016

Kunsthistorisches Museum exhibits works from the Emperor's coin collection

Johann Zoffani (1733-1810), Francis I (1708-1765), 1776-77, canvas 232 x 149 cm © KHM-Museumsverband. VIENNA.- As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the Kunsthistorisches Museum the Coin Collection is showing a special exhibition featuring selected gold coins from the Imperial Numophylaciums, the Emperor’s coin collection. Renowned for its size and the quality and rarity of its holdings, the world-famous collection in Vienna owes its fame to generations of Austrian rulers and their... [Lire la suite]

28 mai 2016

Exhibition explores the extravagant and innovative style displayed at King Francis I's château at Fontainebleau

Saint-Porchaire Workshop, Salt Cellar, mid-16th century. Lead-glazed earthenware. Private collection. NEW HAVEN, CONN.- Through a selection of prints, enamels, medals, sculptures, and paintings, Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth-Century France explores the relationship between art and power during the French Renaissance, a time when patronage of the arts increasingly became a means for members of the aristocracy to assert their wealth and status. From architecture to tableware, everything at châteaux... [Lire la suite]
08 juillet 2015

«Trésors royaux la bibliothèque de François 1er» celebrates the 500th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Francis I

Portrait équestre de François Ier du XVIIe siècle, d'après un original du XVIe siècle © BnF BLOIS - En 2015, la France célébre les 500 ans de l’accession au trône de François Ier ainsi que l’anniversaire de la bataille de Marignan. La Ville de Blois et la Bibliothèque nationale de France se sont associées pour produire une des expositions majeures de cette année François Ier, la plus importante en dehors de Paris et de la région parisienne. Le commissariat général en a été confié à Élisabeth... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2012

Detail of the Portrait of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708-1765)

Detail of the Portrait of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (1708-1765)  probably by Martin van Meytens (1695–1770) but usually referred to as ‘unknown’. Francis I was the father of Marie Antoinette. His official title was Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, though his wife effectively executed the real powers of those positions. With his wife, Maria Theresa, he was the founder of the Habsburg-Lorraine dynasty. 
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