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Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st.

Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st. 1

Date Created: 11 May 2017

In English


Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st. She was nick named Diane huntress because she fed a fervour to hunting and hawking.
The tapisserie of the months by Lucas July.
This artwork represents a gentleman luring a falcon with the lady holding a hooded falcon on fist. To the horizon, two falcons undertaking a heron while another is flying away to escape the hunt.
The figures are unknown. XVII century.

In French.

Château de Chenonceau.
Tapisserie des mois de Lucas. Juillet. Représentation d'une scène de chasse au vol. Le gentilhomme leurre un faucon. A l'horizon, deux faucons entreprennent un héron tandis qu'un autre s'enfuit à tire d'ailes.
Personnages inconnus.

With thanks to Nour-Eddine Fatehi.

Source: Nour-Eddine Fatehi, FB

Owner: Nour-Eddine Fatehi

Location: Castel of Chenonceau.

Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st. 2

Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st. 2

Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st. 3

Castel of Chenonceau. Home to Diane de Potiers, favourite of King François 1st. 3