Thursday, February 27, 2014

Crusader Gallery

Richard I the Lionheart (1841) by the French Neoclassical painter Merry-Joseph Blondel (1781-1853). Blondel was a student of Jean-Baptiste Regnault and did a whole series of famous crusaders such as Richard the Lionheart, Raymond IV de Toulouse, Jean de Joinville and others for the Crusader Gallery in the National Museum in Versailles.

1 comment:

  1. The appeal of these crusaders seems not just in their brave battles and dangerous long distance travel. As well I think the artists, 750 years later, must have loved the exotic costumes and armour.