Charles V visits François Ier after the Battle of Pavia

Watercolour and bodycolour with gum varnish on paper | 13 x 16.5cm | c. 1827

Richard Parkes Bonington

This watercolour was probably painted in 1827. The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (1500-58) defeated François Ier of France (1491-1547) at the battle of Pavia in northern Italy on 24 February 1525 (when Charles was twenty-five and not the much older ma...
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