1875 Woodcut Charles III Constable Duke Bourbon Milan Armor Renaissance XEA6

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This is an original 1875 black and white woodcut which depicts the haughty and proud Charles III, Duke of Bourbon and distinguished military leader who was elected Constable of France by King Francis I. However, his relationship with the French king turned sour after the king refused to allow him to keep Milan after the Battle of Marignano. He plotted against his liege, and had to flee to Italy when it fell through.

CONDITION

This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects.No surface rub.No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is a blind emboss mark in the upper left corner.

  • Product Type: Original Woodcut; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches; 14 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This image was selected from a collection of woodcuts and steel engravings prolifically depicting scenes from French history, ranging from ancient Gaul to Charlemagne and his wars, to Joan of Arc and Marie Antoinette. Historically important for French archivists, these images are extremely rare to locate and are virtually unseen individually. Period Paper is pleased to present these beautifully preserved images, which would make an ideal addition to any French lover's collection. To view more images from this portfolio, please click on the link offered below the condition paragraph.

Keywords specific to this image: hat, plate mail

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