Francis I. Parting from his Children as hostages to Charles V., (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 195
"Never did armies engage with greater ardor or with a higher opinion of the importance of the battle which they were going to fight. [February 24, 1525.]" "Though wounded in several places and thrown from his horse, . . . Francis defended himself . . . [but] the day was lost and Francis taken prisoner. . . . The treaty which procured Francis his liberty was signed at Madrid on the fourteenth of January, [1526.] . . . [and] it was stipulated that at the instant of the release of Francis, he would deliver to Charles as hostages, his eldest son, the Dauphin, and his second son, the Duke of Orleans." "A few hours before signing the treaty, Francis . . . took a formal protest in the hands of notaries, that his consent to the treaty should be an involuntary deed, . . . Lannoy, with eight gentlemen put off from the Spanish, and Lantrec with the same number, from the French side of the river. . . . They met in the empty vessels, the exchange was made in a moment. Francis, after a short embrace of his children, leaped into Lantrec's boat, and reached the French shore. He mounted at that instant a Turkish horse, waved his hand over his head, and with a joyful voice crying aloud several times, 'I am yet a King.'" [P. 9.]
Catalogue of Works of Art. Exhibition of Paintings and Statuary in Aid of the Pittsburgh Fair Fund of the United States Sanitary Commission, together with Paintings contributed by the Artists of Pittsburgh and others, for sale and benefit of the fair, June 1, 1864. Printed by Barr & Myers, Steam Job Printers, corner Fifth & Wood Street.