31 Dec '16, 8pm

#Highlights2016 – The Duc de Berry marble mourners, sold at Christie's Paris in June https://t.co/JHk9mT8HrF

#Highlights2016 – The Duc de Berry marble mourners, sold at Christie's Paris in June https://t.co/JHk9mT8HrF

Jean de France was the third son of the French King Jean II le Bon (1319-1364). Considered one of the most important patrons of his era, he commissioned such seminal works as the Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry , illuminated by the Limbourg brothers, the Holy Thorn Reliquary and the Saint Agnes Cup, now in the British Museum. Maintaining a French royal tradition, the Duc de Berry commissioned Jean de Cambrai to build his tomb. The grave, to be located in the Sainte-Chapelle of the Ducal Palace at Bourges, was to feature a life-size statue lying on a marble slab, and a base decorated with 40 marble mourners. De Cambrai executed the recumbent statue and five of the mourners before Jean de France’s death in 1416 — after which all construction ceased. Completion was subsequently entrusted to Etienne Bobillet and Paul Mosselmann by King Charles VII. The tomb was completed ar...

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