Woodcut: Charles I

Lovely woodcut of Charles I returning home from Spain to the great joy of his father, James I, and the general population. I love the little details, like the hats being thrown in the air, the pointy spurs, and the man fetching celebratory ale from the tavern. It illustrates the text The High and Mighty Prince Charles, Prince of Wales &c, The manner of his arrival at the Spanish court… [and] His happy returne and heartie welcome (1623)

 

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