Poetry and Patronage: The Laubespine-Villeroy Library Rediscovered

October 16, 2020 through May 16, 2021

Young, handsome, and highborn, Claude III de Laubespine lived in luxury after marrying an heiress and obtaining the favor of King Charles IX. His brilliant career at court was cut short in 1570, when he died at the age of 25.

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Binding commissioned by Claude de Laubespine for Vignola, Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura (Rome, ca. 1564). Morgan Library & Museum; Purchased as the gift of the Fellows, 1960.

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