Portrait of Francois Rabelais, 1494-1553, French Renaissance writer, physician, humanist and monk, in the Galerie des Illustres or Gallery of Portraits, early 17th century, in the Chateau de Beauregard, a Renaissance chateau in the Loire Valley, built c. 1545 under Jean du Thiers and further developed after 1617 by Paul Ardier, Comptroller of Wars and Treasurer, in Cellettes, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. The Gallery of Portraits is a 26m long room with lapis lazuli ceiling, Delftware tiled floor and decorated with 327 portraits of important European figures living 1328-1643, in the times of Henri III, Henri IV and Louis XIII. The chateau is listed as a historic monument. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Portrait of Francois Rabelais, 1494-1553, French Renaissance writer, physician, humanist and monk, in the Galerie des Illustres or Gallery of Portraits, early 17th century, in the Chateau de Beauregard, a Renaissance chateau in the Loire Valley, built c. 1545 under Jean du Thiers and further developed after 1617 by Paul Ardier, Comptroller of Wars and Treasurer, in Cellettes, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France. The Gallery of Portraits is a 26m long room with lapis lazuli ceiling, Delftware tiled...
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