Marie de Medici meets her son-in-law

Again from ‘Histoire de l’entrée de la Reyne Mère dans la Grande Brétaigne’ by Jean Puget de la Serre published in 1639. The French Queen arrives at an unspecified palace and is greeted at the door by King Charles. Lots more nice little details here.

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Here’s a small group of trumpeters and various onlookers, Spot the two  ladies hiding in the crowd and the man with his coat worn off the shoulder. Unless he’s lost an arm that is. Notice it’s on top of a doublet.

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Just on the limit of resolution, these two sergeants guard the postern gate. The foreground figure cuts rather a dash in his posture, hand on his hip and halberd at a rakish angle.

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In the distance a couple promenade in the parterre, oblivious of the goings on below whilst a gardener makes sure they don’t walk on the plants.

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