Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SOME OF THE PLAYERS

Above: The Chevalier de Chaumont presenting a letter from King Louis XIV to King Narai on 18th October 1685. Chaumont commissioned this painting himself. It shows how he held the letter just out of reach of King Narai, forcing him to lean down to take it. Phaulkon is on the floor gesturing to Chaumont to raise it higher. (Drawn by Jean-Baptiste Nolin).

Above: Constantine Phaulkon.

Above: Wisut Sunthorn, Kosa Pan, first ambassador.

Above: Another picture of Wisut Sunthorn, Kosa Pan.
Above: Okluang Kanlaya Ratchamaitri, second ambassador.
Above: The three Siamese ambassadors during their stay in France (June 1686-February 1687.)
Above: Father Guy Tachard, a Jesuit priest.
Above: Abbe de Lionne, Bishop of Rosalie.
Above: Bishop Lambert de la Motte was the first Frenchman, so far as we know, to come to Ayudhya. He had already walked the whole way across India and was on his way to China.
Above: Mgr. Pallu, Bishop of Heliopolis (or Baalbec). He loved Siam and the Siamese and twice went back to Europe to recruit architects and craftsmen whom he brought to Ayudhya. (Ayutthaya Venice of the East, by Derick Gernier.)Above: Louis XIV.
French nobility in court dress, last third of the 17th century, (above).
French nobility in court dress, last third of the 17th century, (above).
Dutch middle-class dress, last third of the 17th century, (above).
French cavaliers, last third of the 17th century, (above).
French officer and musketeer of the guard, last third of the 17th century, (above).
French Officer of the palace guard and infantry officer, last third of the 17th century, (above).
French Peasants and mounted gendarme, last third of the 17th century, (above).
French Nobleman and officer, last third of the 17 century, (above).
Above: The double-armed man, 1625-88.
The Restoration to the Glorious Revolution, 1660-88.

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