Calender for 1659: Allegory on the Submission of Flanders to Louis XIV, Jean Lepautre, 1659

Calender for 1659: Allegory on the Submission of Flanders to Louis XIV, Jean Lepautre, 1659

engraving, h 514mm × w 368mm More details

The war between France and Spain, which had lasted 24 years, came to an end in 1659. The defeated Spanish king, Philip IV, was forced to cede large parts of the southern Netherlands to the French king, Louis XIV. Here the figure of France (wearing a cloak decorated with fleurs-de-lis) strips Flanders of her Spanish costume and dresses her in the latest French fashion.

Collections with this work

Illustration

The Collector

February 24 2017 - 245 works 931 7