Friday, 27 June 2008
Figures in the background (1674)
We are pretty lucky in that this period has been well documented pictorially - Louis XIV made sure his victories were immortalised - but how much can be gleaned from these pictures? My idea is to do a series of close-ups of the figures in the background - they are often shadowed in the gloom but they certainly give a flavour of the time. This one is a close-up of part of the siege of Besancon in 1674 by Van der Meulen.