Friday, 20 September 2013

Twenty-Four Rays

The sun above (which is believed to be published by the Dutchman Carel Allard) takes advantage of the King's personal emblem, the sun, but not quite in the way that Louis XIV had imagined. The King is centred in the middle from where 24 sun rays shine out - each one is stating a crime committed by the King. The pamphlet is Dutch but was also translated into French; it was published after the War of the Spanish Succession which France had taken part of.

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