Picture Of Emperor Charles V And Renaissance Era Suit Of Armour

Picture Of Emperor Charles V And Renaissance Era Suit Of Armour

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Emperor Charles V with a Baton

c. 1605

Author Description

Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, inspiré sur Tiziano Vecellio

Licence

Public domain

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