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    The Reception of Marie Louise of Orléans at Bayonne on her way to Spain, 1679, design for a fan; the queen and her attendants standing outside her carriage, foot soldiers behind, onlookers, some on horseback, others in a tree in the foreground, the town beyond at r, with a flat landscape extending into the distance, a separate sketch of a figure holding a rifle below Pen and black ink, with grey wash, over graphite


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    • 1679
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    • Height: 323 millimetres
    • Width: 629 millimetres (max)
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    French Imp XVIIc

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    • Associated Event: Reception of Marie Louise of Orléans at Bayonne
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