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Robert II, Count of Artois

Robert II of Artois, known as the infant (1300 † 1317), son of Othon IV and of Mahaut of Artois, grand-nephew of Saint Louis.

This tomb, located in the Saint Denis Basilica, was commissioned by Mahaut of Artois for the church of Cordeliers in Paris. It was created by Jean Pépin of Hyu. Robert of Artois is represented as a knight with a shield. With its spirited attitude and its soft and gentle face, this recumbent effigy is considered as a masterpiece of the sixteenth century.

Recumbent Statue of Robert II count of Artois. © Pascal Lemaître - Centre des monuments nationaux.



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