August 10th, 2013

François Fleury-Richard, Valentina of Milan weeping for the death of her husband

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As I am sure you all know, her husband was Louis, Duke of Orleans who was assassinated in the streets of Paris in 1407 by order of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_I,_Duke_of_Orl%C3%A9ans
But I posted this for the window rather than for the history lesson.

More on the painting here: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/11/b2003/hm11_3_10.html