Painting of Madonna and child surrounded by angels, or Madonna lactans, by Jean Fouquet, 1420-81, painted 1453-55, with Agnes Sorel dressed in the latest fashion posing as the Virgin about to breastfeed the Christ child, in the royal lodge of the Chateau de Loches, a medieval castle in the Loire Valley consisting of the old collegiate church of St Ours, royal lodge and keep, at Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France. Agnes Sorel was the favourite royal mistress of King Charles VII of France. The chateau was built in the 9th century and the keep in 1013 by Foulques Nerra, Count of Anjou. It is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Painting of Madonna and child surrounded by angels, or Madonna lactans, by Jean Fouquet, 1420-81, painted 1453-55, with Agnes Sorel dressed in the latest fashion posing as the Virgin about to breastfeed the Christ child, in the royal lodge of the Chateau de Loches, a medieval castle in the Loire Valley consisting of the old collegiate church of St Ours, royal lodge and keep, at Loches, Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France. Agnes Sorel was the favourite royal mistress of King Charles VII of France....
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