I’m battling with my three Jacques again trying to lift the veil of confusion, but I haven’t made any progress. Here is something else instead. This is a picture of the great council of Mechelen of 1473, with Charles the Bold presiding. The original of this painting, though not contemporary, should be somewhere in a museum in Mechelen. I’ve been to Mechelen quite a few times but that was for IL related stuff so I have not yet seen it live. Another thing for the bucket list. Apparently there’s also a painting of John the Fearless in the museum, I think it looks like the Dijon one.

I already knew of the above painting because it features in many catalogues and history books. Charles the Bold is in it, obviously and one of the de Lalaings, can’t be Jacques the tournament Jacques because he had died years before. A while ago I also discovered that it may contain the portrait of the other tournament guy I’m researching (see previous post). And now I’ve discovered a possible ancestor of mine is also in the picture and is sitting quite close to Charles. Wishful thinking, most likely. More documents to decipher.