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Château d' Anet

A Renaissance chateau some 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Paris. It was built between 1546 and 1552 by Henri II for his mistress Diane de Poitiers. The house and ...

Anet, Château d'

Anet, Château d'   Reference library

Patrick Taylor

The Oxford Companion to the Garden

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Society and culture, Lifestyle, Home, and garden, Art & Architecture
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..., Château d' Anet, Eure-et-Loire, France, built between 1547 and 1552 for Diane de Poitiers to the designs of Philibert de L'Orme —one of the finest French Renaissance buildings. De L'Orme also designed an orangery overlooking its own walled garden. Nothing survives of this, and only fragments of the other gardens seen in Du Cerceau 's engraving—a magnificent ensemble of ornate parterres in a galleried enclosure to the north of the chateau. Later in the 16th century the earliest known parterre de broderie was designed for Anet by Claude Mollet...

Anet, Château d'

Anet, Château d'   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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...was naturalized. The buildings that survive include the Portail d'Entrée, the left wing of the house, Delorme's domed chapel with its two pyramid-topped towers, and the funerary chapel built in 1566 to accommodate the remains of Diane de Poitiers (which were discarded during the Revolution, when her tomb was used as a horse trough); the statue of Diane kneeling, which is still in the chapel, is attributed to Bontemps . A. Roux Le Château d'Anet (1911); M. Mayer , Le Château d'Anet (1952); Kenneth Woodbridge , Princely Gardens: The Origins and...

Château d' Anet

Château d' Anet  

A Renaissance chateau some 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Paris. It was built between 1546 and 1552 by Henri II for his mistress Diane de Poitiers. The house and ...
Mollet family

Mollet family  

A dynasty of French royal gardeners. Jacques the Elder (d. c.1595) was gardener to the duc d'Aumale, at Aumale (north-east of Rouen); he later became head gardener at Anet. Jacques's ...
French gardens

French gardens  

Of the Renaissance were influenced but not overwhelmed by the design of Italian gardens. In the early sixteenth century the Italian elements were usually incidental: at Gaillon, for example, marble ...
Diane de Poitiers

Diane de Poitiers  

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 (1499–1566) French royal mistressduring Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family at Anet until it was ...
château

château  

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A castle or country house in France, particularly associated with the reign of Francis I and the region of the Loire.
French architecture

French architecture  

The Gothic style that was to dominate European architecture in the late Middle Ages originated in France, where it is known as the style ogivale. Individual features of Gothic architecture ...
Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau

Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau  

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(c.1515–c.1586), French Huguenot architect and engraver whose two volumes on Les Plus Excellents Bastiments de France (1576 and 1579) are a precious document in the history of the Renaissance garden ...
Jacques Rigaud

Jacques Rigaud  

(c.1681–1754), French draughtsman and engraver.He was born at Versailles and seems to have lived in Provence until 1720, making topographical drawings and engravings. In 1730 he published Recueil ...
Mollet

Mollet  

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Family of French artists and garden-designers. Jacques (fl. 1580s and 1590s) worked with Dupérac at the Château of Anet, and has been credited with the creation of the first parterre de broderie ...
orangery

orangery  

A garden building for growing oranges and other ornamental trees, it has tall windows on the south side. An orangery can be either an independent building or attached to a larger structure.
Philibert Delorme

Philibert Delorme  

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 (c.1505–70) French High Renaissance architect from a family of master masons.After launching his career in Lyon (Hôtel Bulliod, 1536) he was called to Paris by du Bellay (1540) who ...
Fountain

Fountain  

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A jet or spring of water around which an architectural or sculptural structure has been built. It is either free-standing or built into a wall. Historically fountains have served many ...
Philibert de L' Orme

Philibert de L' Orme  

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also given as(c. 1514–70).French architect who influenced later generations largely through his books. In Rome (1533–5), he became acquainted with Classicism, before returning to Paris where he ...
parterre

parterre  

A level flower‐bed in a formal garden, especially one designed in the late 17th and early 18th centuries after French and Dutch examples.
pavilion

pavilion  

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1 Central, flanking, or intermediate projecting subdivision of a monumental building or façade, accented architecturally by more elaborate decoration (e.g. Orders, pediments, or palace-fronts), or by ...
Diane De Poitiers

Diane De Poitiers (1499–1560)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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2005
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..., almost certainly apocryphal. Under Henri's rule, she was all‐powerful; but we have few primary sources concerning their relationship. She is best remembered today as a possible model for Diana the Huntress (School of Fontainebleau ) and as the fortunate recipient of the Château d'Anet. [ James Supple...

Delorme, Philibert

Delorme, Philibert (c. 1510–c 1570)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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...Philibert ( c. 1510– c 1570 ). Son of a master mason, Delorme studied in Italy before becoming surintendant des bâtiments for Henri II . Among his most famous work (much of it now destroyed) are the Château de Saint‐Maur, the Château d'Anet (for Diane de Poitiers ), and François I er 's tomb in Saint‐Denis. He designed the Tuileries for Catherine de Médicis , but his plans were carried out only in part. His role in adapting classical and Italian architecture to French tastes was further enhanced by the publication of his Nouvelles inventions pour...

Diane de Poitiers, Duchesse de Valentinois

Diane de Poitiers, Duchesse de Valentinois (1499)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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... : ‘Gift from a King: From Henry II to Diane de Poitiers, the Super Château dAnet’, Connoisseur , ccxiv (Oct 1984), pp. 81–9 S. Ffolliott : ‘Casting a Rival into the Shade: Catherine de Medici and Diane de Poitiers’, A. J. , xlviii (Summer 1989), pp. 138–43 A. Plogsterth : The Institution of the Royal Mistress and the Iconography of Nude Portraiture in Sixteenth century France (PhD thesis, New York, Columbia U., 1991) I. Cloulas : Diane de Poitiers (Paris, 1997) S. M. Bonnet and D. Missika : L’Art de vivre au temps de Diane de Poitiers (Paris,...

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