San Luigi dei Francesi

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  • San Luigi dei Francesi
  • Church of St. Louis of the French
  • View: Interior, nave looking towards high altar

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Title

San Luigi dei Francesi
Church of St. Louis of the French
View: Interior, nave looking towards high altar

Subject

architecture; Catherine de Medicis, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of France, 1519-1589; Louis IX, King of France, 1214-1270

Description

A Roman Catholic minor basilica and titular church in Rome, not far from Piazza Navona. The church is entitled to the Virgin Mary, to St. Dionigi Areopagita and St. Louis IX, king of France. The church was designed by Giacomo della Porta and built by Domenico Fontana between 1518 and 1589: it was completed through the personal intervention of Catherine de' Medici, who donated some possessions in the area to it. It is the National Church of France in Rome.

Creator

Domenico Fontana (Italian architect, 1543-1607); Giacomo della Porta (Italian architect, ca. 1532-ca. 1604); Jean de Chenevières (Italian architect, active ca. 1518)

Source

Description: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Date

ca. 1518-1589 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

Andrew P. Federle

Format

stone
115 ft (width) x 167 ft (length); 46 ft (width, nave)

Type

basilica; church

Identifier

cara039x.jpg

Coverage

Rome, Lazio, Italy; near the Palazzo Crescenzi at 23 Via della Rotonda
Baroque

Files

Citation

Domenico Fontana (Italian architect, 1543-1607); Giacomo della Porta (Italian architect, ca. 1532-ca. 1604); Jean de Chenevières (Italian architect, active ca. 1518), “San Luigi dei Francesi,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2809.

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