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More from the West Cast Court of the Victoria and Albert Museum. In front is Isabelle (aka Isabella) d'Angoulême, King John's second wife and queen consort, and later Countess of Angoulême in her own right. Behind her is Richard I, and behind him Henry II.

Isabelle was probably 12 to 14 years old when she married John, and already betrothed to the count of Lusignan. As a result of John's ill-treatment of the count of Lusignan, Philip II of France confiscated John's territories in France. After four years of warfare John eventually lost all his territory in France except the duchy of Aquitaine.

Will S., Ulrich John, Ruebenkraut, Jörg and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


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 John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald club
At the V & A
4 months ago.
 Jean
Jean club
These effigies look so peaceful although I'm curious as to what Henry II has in his hands.
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jean club
I think it's a smartphone, Jean. They've been around longer than you might think. Compare the woman on the left in this photo.
Harvest
4 months ago.
Jean club
has replied to John FitzGerald club
I'll be seeing smart phones everywhere now. Mind you, I do already.
4 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful John.
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thanks, Jaap.
4 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
I am just reading about Henry II at the moment. I love the limited colours in the pic. It is reminiscent of an old sepia photograph with a reassuringly old-fashioned feel. All the best, Joe
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Joe, Son of the Rock club
Thanks, Joe. I originally posted this on Flickr in black and white, which made for an interesting study of light and shade. I soon realized, though, that the colours were even more interesting.
4 months ago.
 rdhinmn
rdhinmn club
Something so peaceful about this. And I think the colors add to this.
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to rdhinmn club
I think you're right, Bob. As I mentioned to Joe, I originally posted a black-and-white version of this that I liked, but eventually I realized those colours were the real star of the pjoto.
4 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I like your perspective and composition John............and the colour palette. I love the patina on the statues and the way they've weathered over the years.
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to Keith Burton club
Thanks, Keith. The impressive patina may be the unintended consequence of the neglect of these galleries for many years. Whatever the reason, the patina is evidence of the high quality of the work.
4 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Phenomenal shots! Stay well!

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4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Thanks, William. All the best for the weekend.
4 months ago.
 Puchinpappy
Puchinpappy club
I agree with Keith about the patina.
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
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As I mentioned to Keith, Pappy, it is a tribute to the high quality of work that went into these two galleries.
4 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
nice closeup
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
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Thanks, Annemarie.
4 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
Well composed and a lovely image - Keith said it all better. :-)
4 months ago.
John FitzGerald club
has replied to tiabunna club
Thanks, George. I agree -- the colours and patina here are exceptionally good.
4 months ago.

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