Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Death of du Guesclin in his Tent


Grandes Chroniques de France, illumination by Jean Fouquet, ca 1455-1460 BnF, Fran├žais 6465, fol. 456

A hexagonal pavilion with no visible guy ropes. The walls have been detached from most of one segment of the roof and spread back to make a wider opening, with the ends somehow secured beneath the valence. The great captain lies on a simple pallet and bolster on the ground, although it is covered with rich blue cloth.

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