Following on last week's post about fiascos from our collections, we now bring you act II:
Act II: Fire Ball
|Charles VI of France in an engraving from a later book on French kings. In The Rulers of France, MS f.233/22, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia.|
|A document written by Charles VI during one of his more lucid periods. In The Rulers of France, MS f.233/22, the Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia.|
|The Bal des Ardents in Jean Froissart's Chronicle (vol. 4, part 2), c.1470-1472. In the British Library, Harley 4380.|
Stay tuned for next week's final fiasco!
Patrick Rodgers is Curator of the Maurice Sendak Collection at The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia.