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1907 Color Print House Jacques Coeur Bourges France Medieval Herbert XGLA2

1907 Color Print House Jacques Coeur Bourges France Medieval Herbert XGLA2

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This is an original 1907 color print of a watercolor by English artist Herbert Marshall which depicts the magnificent residence of French merchant Jacques Coeur. He was made Master of the Mint in 1436 by King Charles VII, a high honor. Although a brilliant merchant, he created a monopoly on a variety of different trade goods, and became so wealthy that nobleman were coming to him for money instead of the Crown. As a result, he had a lot of enemies. His downfall occurred after the death of the King's mistress, Agnès, was pinned on him, and all of his assets were seized. There was no proof, but enough people in power owed him money that none was needed. His fabulous properties are located all over the French countryside, yet this one was his crown jewel, his favorite residence.

CONDITION

This 104+ 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.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5 x 7 inches; 13 x 18 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 piece was illustrated by Marshall, Herbert Menzies. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Marshall, Herbert Menzies

English painter and illustrator Herbert Menzies Marshall (1814-1913) was born in Leeds and studied at both Westminster School and Cambridge University. He soon discovered that watercolors were his passion, and due to his great talent, he was able to exhibit at such places as the Royal Academy. Later in life, he became a professor at Queen's College, teaching his students the fine art of landscape painting.

Keywords specific to this image: middle ages, early renaissance, rainspout, balcony

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