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The painting probably depicts the entry of Prince Balthasar Carlos in to Pamplona, the capital of Navarre and the principal fortress in northern Spain, for the ceremonial swearing of loyalty to the crown, which took place there on 3 May 1646. The two royal coaches approach Pamplona’s city gate, which can be seen in the middle distance. Spectators in local Navarrese dress line the road. On the left, men and women perform the traditional Basque dance, the 'aurresku', holding white handkerchiefs.
oil on canvas
H 55 x W 90 cm
management transferred from the Victoria and Albert Museum to English Heritage, 2004