[France] Philibert de Lorme.
Hand-coloured engraving. 268 x 184mm. 10½ x 7¼".
Philibert de l'Orme (c.1514-1570) was a French architect, one of the great masters of the French Renaissance, holding plan & dividers. His major work was the Chateau de St Maur-des-Fosses, and in 1545 he was made architect to Francis I of France and give the charge of works in Brittany. In 1548 Henry II gave him the supervision of Fontainebleau, where he built the Chateau Neuf, and other royal buildings. Under Charles IX, he was employed to construct the Tuileries, in collaboration with Jean Bullant. His tomb of Francis I at Saint Denis Basilica remains a perfect specimen of his art. He wrote two books on architecture: Nouvelles inventions pour bien bastir et à petits frais (1561) and Le premier tome de l'Architecture (1567).
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