London, Addenda: Updates
A trip to that there London saw the ECWtravelogue revisit a few entries that have already appeared in the numerous London entries.
|A small version of the impressive Charles on horseback that resides at the National Gallery|
The Williamite wing of the palace holds much more interest. The gallery has a fine selection of Peter Lely portraits of 'beauties of the day'. There is also a Dutch painting of Charles II landing at Kent upon his return.
|Detail of the soldiers|
|A beautiful bit of Grinling Gibbons' work, and a portrait of Charles I|
Whilst from just after the Civil Wars, the King's Guard Chambers holds a fine display of pike and shot weaponry.
|Must confess that it took me a wee while to notice the pikes.|
|Is this the largest collection of surviving chargers on bandoliers?|
|Ireton and Lambert|
|The oldest part of the Naval College site, commissioned by Charles II|
|Charles and Henrietta-Maria hang in pride of place|
|Frederick V of the Palatinate, father of Rupert and Maurice|
Henrietta-Maria's coat of arms
|A reminder that the Queen's House predates the rest of the Greenwich site by quite some way|
|Not really what you think of for early-mid C17th interior decoration is it?|