Francis I, King of France - Order of Surrender, 1535 - 1536

Francis I, King of France (Cognac, 1494 - 1547, Fontainebleau)

Order of Surrender to the Town of Bresse, 1535 - 1536

Ink on paper


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Royal Autograph Case




Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Charles F. Libbie Co., Boston for $4.50 on 19 April 1890, lot 2730.


Inscribed in ink (recto, upper left corner): portef xxxi no 16A.
Inscribed in ink (recto, upper left corner): Sommation signée par Francois I aux habitans d'une des villes de Bresse.
Inscribed in ink (recto, upper center): Bresse
Inscribed in ink (recto, center): Francoys
Inscribed in ink (recto, lower right): J.l. Breton
Inscribed in ink (verso, center left): [S]ommaroy. / Signuor de la [man] Savoy / frautour [smuix] / aux hauts d'[buer der] / villes de Bresse

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