Chateau du Clos Luce

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  • Chateau du Clos Luce
  • Manoir du Cloux
  • View: Bridge model [modern reconstruction based on Leonardo's drawings, part of museum display]

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Title

Chateau du Clos Luce
Manoir du Cloux
View: Bridge model [modern reconstruction based on Leonardo's drawings, part of museum display]

Subject

architecture; rulers and leaders; Francis I, King of France, 1494-1547; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Description

Built by Etienne le Loup (a courtier of Louis XI) in the middle of the fifteenth century, it was acquired in 1490 by Charles VIII of France for his wife, Anne de Bretagne (Anne of Brittany). It is connected to the royal chateau d'Amboise (500 m distant) by an underground passageway. Later, it was used by Francis I, as well as his sister Marguerite de Navarre, who began writing her book entitled L'Heptaméron while living there. In 1516, Francis I invited Leonardo da Vinci to Amboise and provided him with the Clos Lucé, then called chateau de Cloux, as a place to stay and work. Leonardo lived at the Clos Lucé for the last three years of his life, and died there on 2 May 1519. Today it is a museum.

Creator

unknown (French)

Source

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

Date

begun ca. 1471 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

brick; tufa stone

Type

chateau; garden

Identifier

leon136x.jpg

Coverage

Amboise, Centre, France; Indre-et-Loire departement of the Loire Valley; 500 m from Château d'Amboise
Late Gothic

Files

Citation

unknown (French), “Chateau du Clos Luce,” Institute Images Online, accessed January 16, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2976.

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