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The cathedral of Tours

In the first chapel of the choir of the cathedral Saint-Gatien, is the tomb of the children of Charles VII and Anne de Bretagne.

the tomb of the children of Charles VII and Anne de Bretagne.

the tomb of the children of Charles VII and Anne de Bretagne.

The city of Tours is in France and is located in the heart of the Loire Valley

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the royal family :

Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany

Their two children, Charles-Orland and Charles

Anne of britanny as a sponsor :

She commissioned three tombs :

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The one in Nantes for her parents

The one of Charles in Saint Denis

The one in Tours for her children

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The tomb symbols of the royal children

the rope emblem of Anne of Brittany

the fleur de lys

the coat of arms of France

the royal crown of the heirs of the French crown

dolphins symbols of the status of young princes

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On the sides of the lid are plant scrolls populated with monsters and comprising on one side, scenes from the life of Samson and on the other, episodes from the labors of Hercules

The Tomb of the Children of Charles VIII is a collaboration between two groups of artists trained in different environments.

This work demonstrates a collaboration between French and Italian artists

A complex iconography resulting from an artistic collaboration :

a unique and rare example of a child's tomb during the Renaissance in France

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Thank you for your attention

Co-director of the Art History Department, UFR Arts et Sciences Humaines

Marion Boudon-Machuel

Student in Master II of Art History, Research, Conservation and Mediation

Clara Roig

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