It is always a breathe of fresh air to open email from a painter, engraver, or a collector because it usually includes some beautiful work of art—unlike the glut of unwanted junk mail I receive daily.
Eric sent several photos of some of his recent work—and it is beautiful. I am amazed at how much the armor is painted to look like metal.
The first one shows Charles the VII, King of France from 1422 to 1461, followed by the French Banner, held by the Duke of Montmorency, and his personal banner, held by a Gendarme of the Ordonnance. The King and Montmorency are from the Maier set and the Gendarme is a Murten figure with a modified banner.
Of what follows Eric writes:
This is the following of the Toison d’Or (Golden Fleece) set started with my “little moulds story.”
First picture shows the Duke of Brabant fighting Jacques de Crèvecoeur
The second shows Antoine de Croy on foot with lance and Jean de la Trémouille pageant and horse
At last a trumpeter with Flanders coat of arms, Jean de Vergy holding the Great Banner of Butgundy and Hughes de Lannoy