In one of his best portraits, King Felipe II wears a magnificent armour (that called as ‘labor de cruces de Borgoña’) with chainmail, and fieldmarshal’s baton in his right hand (called ‘bengala’). This portrait was thought to impress and convey the King’s authority and power. It was painted in 1557 by Antonis Mor; oil on canvas, 186 x 82 cm, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

In one of his best portraits, King Felipe II wears a magnificent armour (that called as ‘labor de cruces de Borgoña’) with chainmail, and fieldmarshal’s baton in his right hand (called ‘bengala’). This portrait was thought to impress and convey the King’s authority and power. It was painted in 1557 by Antonis Mor; oil on canvas, 186 x 82 cm, Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

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