François I, King of France, (1494-1547). His reign saw all the splendor of the Renaissance blossom. Great protector of the arts, but also a man of war. He constantly opposed the Spanish pretensions. Leonardo da Vinci and the Mona Lisa, the victory of Marignan (1515) and the castle of Chambord are inseparable to him. Old manufacture of Gustave Vertunni, France, around 1950. Solid lead figurine. Scale 55mm at the eye line. Overall height: 60 – 65mm.