Painting of boats leaving a city by night, from Les Commentaires de César

Description

The painting shows a heavily fortified city with rolling English countryside around it. The scene is a busy one with many people carrying large sacks, coming and going by boat and on foot. In the background a huge army is returning, comparing the peaceful, more pastoral scene of successful trade at one gate, with the military might of the city at another.

Full title:
Jean Duchesne (translator), Les commentaires de César
Created:
c. 1480, Netherlands
Format:
Manuscript / Illustration
Creator:
Jean Duchesne (translator)
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
Egerton MS 1065

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