Category Archives: French

Clémence Isaure

A quasi-legendary medieval figure credited with founding or restoring the Acadèmia dels Jòcs Florals or Academy of the Floral Games. She is supposed to have left a legacy to fund awards in the form of gold and silver flowers that the city would award annually to the best poets.
Artist: Richomme
Size 14 x 19 cms
Price £28.00


Alexis Claude Clairaut 1713-1765 mathematician

Alexis Claude Clairaut was a French mathematician, astronomer, and geophysicist. He was a prominent Newtonian whose work helped to establish the validity of the principles and results that Sir Isaac Newton had outlined in the Principia of 1687
Artist: C.N.Cochin
Size 18 x 26 cms
Price £28.00


Theodore de Beze 1519-1605

French Reformed Protestant theologian, reformer and scholar who played an important role in the Reformation. He was a disciple of John Calvin and lived most of his life in Geneva.
Size 6 x 11.5 cms
Price £14.00


Philippe Emmanuel de Lorraine, Duke of Mercœur 1558-1602

Philippe Emmanuel de Lorraine, Duke of Mercœur, the eldest surviving son of Nicholas, Duke of Mercœur and Jeanne de Savoie-Nemours, was a French soldier and prominent member of the Catholic League. He was made a knight of the Order of Saint Esprit in 1578. His wife was Marie de Luxemburg, the Duchess of Penthièvre
Size 12 x 17 cms
Price £28.00


Henry IV 1553-1610 King of France

Henry IV, also known by the epithet Good King Henry or Henry the Great, was King of Navarre from 1572 and King of France from 1589 to 1610. He was the first monarch of France from the House of Bourbon, a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty.
Size 20 x 22 cms
Price £28.00