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The interior is almost certainly imaginary (as opposed to being specifically of Whitehall Palace), although the event itself could have been witnessed by Houckgeest, who seems to have been at the English court sometime during the mid-1630s. Charles I owne
Public Dining in the Reign of Charles II (1630-1685)

The ritual of public dining and its trappings in the time of Charles II

ANTONIO VERRIO (C. 1639-1707)

The Banquet of the Gods


RCIN 408425

The King's Dining Room at Windsor Castle is one of the three rooms of the Baroque palace built for Charles II in 1675–83 that retains its seventeenth century interior. It is overlooked by a ceiling painted by Antonio Verrio in the 1680s depicting a feast of the gods. The walls are adorned with carvings of garlands of fruit, flowers and game by Grinling Gibbons, all in keeping with the theme of the room.

Charles II Dining Room, Windsor Castle©

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