Rare picture representing the reissue of the city of La Rochelle in 1628.
Resumption of the description of the version kept in the Orbigny-Bernon Museum of La Rochelle inventory No. MAH.1979.1.1:
Allegorical representation of the surrender of La Rochelle in 1628. In the center Louis XIII, probably framed by his main military leaders (Marshal Schomberg, the Duke of Angouleme and Marshal Bassompierre), receives from a kneeling girl, allegory of the conquered city and La Rochelle emissaries, a key to the city under the gaze of Justice and perhaps Clemency. The king, in front of a tapestry with royal arms, is crowned by Victory while an angel reminds that God helps his own (Auxilium suis Deus). In the foreground, a beautiful still life of armor, muskets and swords and a drum and on the right a gun attest that the weapons were returned. In the background, a cavalier view shows La Rochelle, royal fortresses and the naval battle of the last days of the siege.
Oil on panel formerly transposed on Canvas.
French work of Louis XIII period around 1630.
Oak frame and gilded stucco decorated with garlands of laurels, vintage 19 th century.
Frame: Height: 83 cm; Width: 102 cm
Canvas: Height: 54.5 cm; Width: 74.5 cm
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