François I and his court
Frontispiece of François I and his court. Discours de Ciceron. Illuminated by unknown artist. French, 1531-1538.
"Francis I, surrounded by his court, receives Anne de Montmorency. ... However, in Nicole Reynaud's opinion, the royal arms decorating the upper windows, the sceptre (rather than a marshal's baton) held by the main character, as well as a certain likeness to Francis I, indicate that the character is the King."
Image from the book Western European Illuminated Manuscripts 8th to 16th Centuries by Tamara Voronova and Andrei Sterligov (2003). Image #256, Page #183. Confidential Concepts. ISBN 1904310478.
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